President Trump asked the media to take his message “straight to the people.”   He held a press conference intending to update the American people on the incredible progress that has been made since the beginning of his administration.   He highlighted a recent Rasmusen poll that held his approval rating at 55% and going up.   He commented about the surge of optimism in the business world, which is good for jobs; and then listed off a number of the administration’s successes.

Unfortunately, he said, “much of the media speaks, not for the people, but for the special interests and for those profiting off a broken system.”  He continued that “the press has become so dishonest” that if we don’t talk about it we’re doing a disservice to the American people.  “The level of dishonesty is out of control.”   “I am here to change the broken message,” so that it serves the American people and their families well.

The press conference was intended to correct the headlines that have flooded the mainstream news outlets in recent days.

The Washington Times reports – President Trump struck back at the news media and mounted a defense of his still-young administration Thursday, saying the press was “out of control” with attacks on him, and that the White House was running like a “fine-tuned machine.”

At a hastily arranged press conference, Mr. Trump accused news organizations of ignoring his successes and attempting to undermine him with “fake news,” saying that much of the news media was working to protect the special interests and status quo in Washington that he was elected to destroy.

“The media’s trying to attack our administration because they know we are following through on pledges that we made, and they’re not happy about it,” he said at the freewheeling press conference, where he answered questions from a variety of new outlets for more than an hour.

“I see [news] stories of chaos, chaos, yet it is the exact opposite,” said Mr. Trump. “This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine despite the fact that I can’t get my Cabinet approved.”

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