When a CNN reporter questioned Donald Trump at an event in Norwood, Mass., Friday night about the two dozen or so pro-abortion rights protesters who showed up, the candidate did not give her the time of day.
“I don’t see many protesters. I see thousands of people and there’s a few protesters,” Trump replied. “And I figured you’d ask that question, because you know, that’s the way it is. CNN is terrible,” which drew cheers and applause from the audience.
“You’re with CNN?” he confirmed. “You people do not cover us accurately at all. So they have a few protesters outside, and they have thousands of people, and the first question from CNN is about protesters.”
Trump then moved on to the next question, waving off the CNN reporter’s as not worth his time.
The candidate has stated he is pro-life, but supports exceptions in cases of rape and incest and to save the life of the mother.
Friday’s dust up was not the first time Trump has taken exception to how a network news channel has treated him. As reported by Western Journalism, Trump went on a Twitter tirade following the first presidential debate, which was hosted by Fox News.
He spent the days immediately after the debate doing interviews on other networks, including MSNBC and CNN.
In a recent interview, Trump said that, after some initial tension following the debate, he and Fox News head Roger Ailes are getting along again. The candidate has appeared on both Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly’s shows since the debate, both of whom he feels treat him fairly.
“We were at war because I felt that [Kelly’s debate question about women] was unfair, and I let [Ailes] know it. But it’s all fine now,” said Trump. “They were tough questions, and I thought inappropriate, but Roger didn’t, and I’ll go with Roger.”
Following another Twitter quarrel last week after Megyn Kelly returned to the air, Ailes called on Trump to apologize to the host. The Fox News chief defended Kelly, writing she “represents the best in American journalism,” after Trump tweeted: “I liked The Kelly File much better without @megynkelly. Perhaps she could take another eleven day unscheduled vacation!” He also retweeted a follower who wrote:
Trump did not apologize, but issued a statement which reads in part: “I totally disagree with the FOX statement. I do not think Megyn Kelly is a quality journalist. I think her questioning of me, despite all of the polls saying I won the debate, was very unfair. Hopefully in the future I will be proven wrong and she will be able to elevate her standards to a level of professionalism that a network such as FOX deserves.”
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Equipping You With The Truth