President Trump has tweeted the below tweet attacking The New York Times for saying he watches 4-8 hours of television a day.
Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day – Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the “dumbest man on television!” Bad Reporting.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2017
In a lengthy piece published yesterday, the New York Times profiled the supposed habits and routine of the President’s day-to-day life…
Among the NYT’s bombastic claims: President Trump drinks 12 cans of diet coke per day and watches up to eight hours of television…
Watching cable, he shares thoughts with anyone in the room, even the household staff he summons via a button for lunch or for one of the dozen Diet Cokes he consumes each day.
Media outlets were quick to pick up and publish the easily-twisted headlines.
The NYT report relies on unnamed and unverified sources in most cases – and I wouldn’t put it past crazed anti-Trumper journalists to slip false info in the report that could used as fodder for anti-Trump headlines.
Furthermore, even if the President does drink 12 cans of Diet Coke a day – what does it matter? It’s highly unlikely the President would be able to sit down and watch television for 8 hours a day considering how productive and successful the Trump administration is. We’ve seen real results – a booming economy, campaign promises kept, and the reversing and replacing of Obama-era regulations and policies to massive success.