President Trump went straight after John Dickerson and CBS in an interview Sunday on “Face the Nation.” John Dickerson defaulted to a lot of “gotcha” questions as the media always does with Republicans and the President was ready for him. When asked about China currency manipulation and why the President seemed to flip-flop on that issue, President Trump unloaded on Dickerson telling him that the media is dishonest and that while he loves Dickerson’s show, he refers to it as “Deface the Nation.”
JOHN DICKERSON: You said in an interview with Reuters that you thought it would be easier. Why?
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, it’s a tough job. But I’ve had a lot of tough jobs. I’ve had things that were tougher, although I’ll let you know that better at the end of eight years. Perhaps eight years. Hopefully, eight years. But I’ll let you know later on. I think we’ve done very well with foreign policy. I think we’ve done very, very well with relationships with other leaders.
I think we’re doing great on trade deals. It’s set. And I think we’re doing well. I mean, our country is being out-traded at every single point. We’re losing tremendous amounts of money on trade. And I think actually, I’ve been very consistent. You know, it’s very funny when the fake media goes out, you know, which we call the mainstream media which sometimes, I must say, is you.
JOHN DICKERSON: You mean me personally or?
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Well, your show. I love your show. I call it Deface the Nation. But, you know, your show is sometimes not exactly correct. But when they talk about currency manipulation, and I did say I would call China, if they were, a currency manipulator, early in my tenure. And then I get there. Number one, they — as soon as I got elected, they stopped. They’re not — it’s not going down anymore, their currency.
Some will not like that the President is sparring with the media. Others, including myself, see it as a necessary fight. The mainstream media is out of control in their quest to delegitimize and obstruct our President. Someone needs to take them head on and who better than the most powerful man in the world?