Trump slams the media: ‘It’s the greatest pile-on in American history’
Donald Trump said Wednesday that he has been the target of “record-setting bad treatment” at the hands of the media since announcing his presidential campaign.
In an interview with Good Morning America co-anchor George Stephanopoulos that aired Thursday morning but was taped Wednesday inside Trump’s new luxury hotel in downtown Washington, the real estate mogul repeated his regular refrain that “the system is rigged” against Republicans. Recalling Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 presidential bid, Trump said “it was horrible the way they were treated in the media.”
“The only thing worse is the way I’m being treated. Hey, it’s record-setting bad treatment, what I’m getting,” he continued. “It’s the greatest pile-on in American history. I go to rallies and they’re starting to hate the media because they see it’s all a big lie. Not all, but a lot of it’s a big lie.”
Stephanopoulos countered that Trump has been the beneficiary of hours and hours of coverage during the GOP primary, free media that the ABC anchor valued at a billion dollars. But the GOP nominee said that “I don’t know if you call it a billion dollars free when it’s bad.”