No love lost here.
While addressing young conservative group Turning Point USA in Mar-a-Lago, President Trump torched the press, calling them a bunch of “crooked bastards.”
“The country is at a very important, dangerous place,” Trump said. “We have no press. The press is so corrupt. We don’t have a press. If there is a good story about us, a good story about any of the people that are Republicans, conservatives, they make it a bad story. And if it’s a bad story they make it the worst story in history. It is the most dishonest group of people.”
“When I first announced I was running in 2015 [the press] had a 94%-95% approval rating. And right now they have a lower approval rating than Congress,” Trump added.
“I consider that to be a great honor because they are a bunch of very dishonest, crooked bastards.”
Trump also went after Gen. Mark Milley for the botched Afghanistan withdrawal; he calls Milley a “f***ing idiot.”
“I’ll never forget Milley saying to me, ‘Sir, sir. It’s cheaper to leave the equipment than to bring it.’ Trump said he asked: “You think it’s cheaper to leave it there so they can have it than it is to fill it up with a half tank of gas and fly it into Pakistan or fly it back to our country?”
“‘Yes, sir, we think it’s cheaper, sir.’”
“That’s when I realized he was a f***ing idiot.”