President Donald Trump has become so angry at media outlets for accurately covering him that he's even turning on his allies.
In a phone interview with far-Right Fox News host and staunch supporter Sean Hannity, the President complained about Fox News's coverage of him while appearing on the network.
The President said:
"The media is all on their side. When I say all, all but a little bit, including yourselves and some of the folks on Fox...So many people we have as supporters outside of just, y'know, our Fox News, which, y'know, I have my own little difficulties with if you want to know the truth. They put people on that I think are inappropriate and say very, very false things and people don't challenge them."
If Trump's claim that Fox News says "very, very false things" about him struck you as ironic, congratulations! You have basic cognitive abilities!
The President has told over 16,000 lies since his inauguration.
In that very interview with Hannity, Trump claimed that he passed legislation allowing veterans to choose their healthcare providers, boasting that he was the first President to do it after 40 years. In reality, the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 was—as its name suggests—passed in 2014, under President Barack Obama. The bill was sponsored by Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and John McCain (R-AZ).
CNN fact checker Daniel Dale pointed out that this was at least the 120th time the President told this lie.
I've lost precise count because I missed five weeks of fact checking in 2019 and may never catch up, but Trump has… https://t.co/jHLjWJT1Uu— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1583383058.0
The irony wasn't lost on anyone.
of all the things Trump is eliminating I think I shall miss irony the most https://t.co/kVj43XQo4a— shauna (@shauna)1583382360.0
The irony is thick https://t.co/sF0juwWIga— the wrath of france (@the wrath of france)1583404830.0
If irony were explosive, the earth would be no more... https://t.co/k5Z8vm9f0F— Samuel S. Saltman (@Samuel S. Saltman)1583412592.0
Words fail. https://t.co/1kcjmDvx5d— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte)1583410714.0
But—and bear with me here—he's kind of right...
Criticizing his own appearance. https://t.co/AQd8YVleKk— Benson Barr (@Benson Barr)1583428369.0
First thing Trump said that I ever agreed with. https://t.co/085J62jPxw— Tami Burages (@Tami Burages)1583379286.0
That's kind of the brand though, right? https://t.co/bzd3KdKHsd— Tom Rhoads (@Tom Rhoads)1583430174.0
Self-awareness was never his strong suit.