Trump Mocks Chuck Todd’s Call For Press To ‘Fight Back’

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump mocked NBC News anchor Chuck Todd’s recent call for members of the press to fight back against the administration and its allies, in a late Tuesday tweet.

“If journalists are going to defend the integrity of their work, and the role it plays in sustaining democracy, we’re going to need to start fighting back,” Todd dramatically wrote. The NBC News anchor also blamed Trump, the Fox News channel, and others for undermining trust in the mainstream media. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Trump Prepped Lawsuit Against NBC Over ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape)

Trump addressed Todd’s column in a Tuesday exclusive Oval Office interview with The Daily Caller. “He’s sleepy eyes Chuck Todd, he covers me very dishonestly, I mean you watch his show, it’s like he gets angry at people if they say I’ve done a good job. And they won’t appear on the show again,” he said. (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE: Trump Accuses Social Media Companies Of Interfering On Hillary’s Behalf)