Courtesy of Yahoo News:It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2017
President Donald Trump is defending his frequent -- and often incendiary -- use of Twitter by saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the "dishonest" press.
"Maybe I would not be here if it wasn't for Twitter," Trump said in an interview with Fox News late Wednesday.
"I get such a fake and dishonest press," he said, singling out the CNN news channel and the three main US networks -- ABC, CBS and NBC.
But Trump said he was "not including Fox because I think Fox has been fair to me."
Much of the press "is not honest... I have close to 100 million people watching me on Twitter, including Facebook and Instagram," he said.
"I have my own form of media."
The @realDonaldTrump account on Twitter has just over 26 million followers.
"When I say things, the press does not cover me accurately," Trump said, while emphasizing that "Twitter is a wonderful thing for me."
And here we thought that all of the ignorant, racist, and misogynistic things he tweeted would destroy his candidacy. Instead it just made his deplorables like him even more.
Our failure was not realizing how many truly stupid people there were in this country.
Not a mistake I plan to make again.