“What I do is stand up for the men and women who have done such incredible work,” he said. “Nothing is on me. “
He continued: “You are false news, you are CNN”,
“You are never going to treat me fairly, many of you. And I understand that. I came here with the worst press treatment, the most unfair they say in the history of the United States for a president. They said that Abraham Lincoln had also been treated very badly. “
This follows two exchanges of anger with women journalists. One of them asked him why he hadn’t warned the Americans of the virus earlier. Trump responded by asking the reporter which network she was from (CBS). She followed up on his question and he told her to “relax”. He did not respond and returned to his basic response that he banned flights from China in late January.
Then he got angry. In a back-and-forth with the reporter, Trump told him to “keep your voice low” and then yelled at him that she should say “thank you very much for (my) good judgment.”
He has since moved away from what he calls the mistreatment of General Michael Flynn, who was briefly the President’s national security adviser. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his dealings with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office and the president plans to forgive him.
Trump says the FBI mistreated him and describes the FBI as “human scum.”