Former President Donald Trump has not yet announced whether he will run for another term in the White House, though he has dropped plenty of hints that he is strongly considering doing so.
Asked Wednesday if he would do anything differently in a prospective second term, Trump acknowledged that he would pay less attention to the “dishonest” media, The Washington Times reported.
The national mainstream media was, arguably, Trump’s greatest nemesis while in office, even more so than the Democratic Party, and the former president expended an inordinate amount of time and energy in fighting tooth-and-nail against the “fake news” and its biased narratives on a near-daily basis.
Trump would “not focus on” media as much in second term
The hypothetical question on what Trump might do differently if elected to another term as president came during an interview Wednesday night with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“I think one of the things that I would do differently is, you know, I found the media is so corrupt, that I would really not focus on them almost at all,” Trump said. “I would just focus on getting the job done for the American people.”
“You cater to the media. You deal with the media. They’re very dishonest. They write opposite things. They have sources that aren’t sources,” he continued. “They’re unbelievably dishonest, hence the name ‘fake news.’ I mean, they’re fake news. And I think, really, I’d focus on getting the job done, getting our country back.”
“Our country has never been in a worse position than it is right now,” he added, according to the Washington Examiner. “We’re disrespected all over the world. We no longer have respect. I would really be focused on that, just bringing our country back and getting it back to where we had it.”
Calling out Biden’s terrible policies and poor performance
The Conservative Brief reported that former President Trump proceeded in that interview to slam the media’s biased coverage that is favorable to President Joe Biden and his family in comparison to the incessant negativity toward himself, to say nothing of the unending onslaught of lawsuits and investigations launched against him.
“If I fly over a Democrat state in my airplane, I end up before a grand jury,” Trump joked. “It’s a disgrace, and the people of this country aren’t going to take it. They have weaponized law enforcement, essentially.”
He also shredded his successor Biden — as well as his predecessor, former President Barack Obama — over their ludicrous “green” energy policies that are detrimental to American prosperity and security as well as Biden’s poor handling of China and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which Trump asserted would not have happened had he still been in office.
“What Obama and Biden did: they did the all-time worst thing that could happen,” Trump said. “They drove, because of energy and other reasons, and stupidity, they drove Russia and China together. That is something that never could have happened. Because they did the all-time worst thing. They drove those two big monsters together.”
Of course, it remains to be seen if Trump will even run for and win the presidency again, much less whether he could resist re-engaging in the constant brawling with the media that he seemed to relish and enjoy more often than not.