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Trump ‘Proud’ of Himself for Rebranding Media ‘Fake News’

In yet another Fox interview Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump patted himself on the back for starting “this whole fake news thing.” While he said some have now “turned it around and now they’re calling stories put out by Facebook fake,” referring to deliberately false stories pushed by Russian operatives, Trump asked, “What could be more fake than CBS, and NBC, and ABC, and CNN?” He went on to say that “if you look at the level of approval of the media, of general media—if you look at it from the day I started running, to now, I’m so proud I have been able to convince people how fake it is, because it has taken a nosedive.” Trump made sure to let Fox Business host Lou Dobbs know that he and Fox News’ Sean Hannity were among the few “good ones.”