Trump to Lou Dobbs: "I'm so proud I have been able to convince people how fake" the news media is
Trump: "I really started this whole fake news thing ... 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"
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From the October 25 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight:
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LOU DOBBS (HOST): You are nearing a decision on who will chair the Fed?
DONALD TRUMP: I am.
DOBBS: Any hints?
TRUMP: So, I really have it down to two and maybe three people, and I think over the next very short period of time I'll be announcing it. It won't be a big shock. You know, it's sort of interesting the way it comes out, and you've been talking about the various people on your show, which I watch, absolutely almost all the time, even if it means Tivo or whatever device you happen to be using at the time.
DOBBS: We appreciate it.
TRUMP: But no, your show is fantastic. So, I'll be announcing this over the next -- pretty short period of time. Do you have a preference, out of curiosity?
DOBBS: I do, and --
TRUMP: Tell me who your preference is.
DOBBS: I think I -- may I constrain myself?
TRUMP: Yes, but --
DOBBS: Because as an ad hoc adviser to the president --
TRUMP: No, but I would like to hear it. You can even cut it out if you want, you don't have to -- I would love to hear you. I only want that from people I respect.
DOBBS: I personally believe that Janet Yellen might be worth keeping.
TRUMP: And you know I have come up with some pretty good names for people, [but] I think one of the best names is -- you know I really started this whole fake news thing. Now they've turned it around and now they're calling stories put out by Facebook fake, they're fake. What could be more fake then CBS, and NBC, and ABC, and CNN?
At least I can put out -- it's not that it want to do that, I would rather not do that, I would love to not do it at all. But at least I can put out the truth and I can put out the real word. And people agree, and 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.
Except for your show, of course, and Sean [Hannity], and a few of them. There's some very good ones, and I have to say, Fox has treated me fairly. And I don't mean good, but they've treated me fairly. I don't want to be treated good, I just want to be treated fairly.
DOBBS: Well, you are - you are, if I may say, everything as advertised as you ran for president and appreciate everything you are doing.