Trump 'Hate-Watches' Don Lemon to Get Riled Up

Pauline Gross
December 11, 2017

However, according to the Times, the President went on to complain later that day that the only thing he could watch while in the Phillippines was CNN.

According to the NYT piece, Donald Trump's aides have been trying - with limited success - to get Trump to show up to work by 9 or 9:30 in the morning, which makes me feel a bit better about my own worth ethic, actually.

Don Beyer, who represents Virginia's 8th District in Congress, lashed out at the U.S. president for his apparent obsession with watching TV.

The New York Times report claims that Trump spends between four and eight hours a day watching TV.

"That would get most Americans fired from their jobs".

So for Trump, continual access to the news is essential.

The article was posted to the New York Times by Maggie Haberman, Glenn Thrush and Peter Baker, and it laid out some of President Trump's television habits. He flips to CNN for news, moves to "Fox & Friends" for "comfort and messaging ideas", and sometimes MSNBC's "Morning Joe" because it "fires him up for the day".

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"Energised, infuriated - often a gumbo of both", Mr Trump then turns to Twitter because "the ammunition for his Twitter war is television", the paper reported. And like sitcom dads of yore, the president has a rule about nobody else touching the remote control - unless they're "technical support staff" (the need for which is left unexplained). If he misses a news report, he is said to have a "Super TiVo" system that records hours of news footage for him so he can view it at a later date.

Aides told the paper they "bemoan his tenuous grasp of facts, jack-rabbit attention span and propensity for conspiracy theories".

Social media users took to Twitter to express their worry over Trump's TV revelation, with one person tweeting: "I think this could explain why the USA is falling apart at a record rate".

Trump last month told Air Force One reporters that he was too busy "reading documents" to watch TV and catch up on the Roy Moore scandals. "People with fake sources-you know, fake reporters, fake sources". "I know they like to say - people that don't know me - they like to say I watch television".

But those around the president contradict his claims that he doesn't watch much television.

Trump also had a 60-inch flat screen TV installed in his private White House dining room, according to Time magazine.

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