President Donald Trump told a CNN reporter that he considers the media “part of the Democrat Party” Monday at the White House.
Trump was addressing reporters gathered at the White House for a press conference on the new trade agreement reached between the U.S., Mexico and Canada when he veered off script and took questions on his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Trump took aim at Senate Democrats for targeting Kavanaugh, saying, “I know them too well. You know what? They are not angels.” (RELATED: Trump Tells Reporter To Ask Question About Trade At Trade Event)
Trump expounded on the “angels” allegation later, decrying Senators Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker and Dianne Feinstein for various lies and sexually explicit activity. Trump then turned his aim to the press, saying that Feinstein leaked the allegations to them.
“More importantly, in a sense, for her to have waited for that period of time enough for you Democrats,” Trump continued, “And I guess I’m including you, too, the media. I consider you a part of the Democrat Party. But, for you, for the Democrats, to be talking about, ‘We want more time for the FBI.’ If you wanted more time for the FBI, why didn’t Dianne Feinstein bring this up?”
Trump concluded by reiterating that he believed the Democrats leaked the allegations at the last second to hurt Kavanaugh. “It was confidential until the hearing was over. After it was over, they went public,” Trump said, “Why didn’t they do it during the hearing? You know why? Because they are dishonest people.”