‘The ammo for his Twitter war is TV’
US President Donald Trump allegedly spends up to eight hours of his day in front of TV.
He starts his every day White House routine at 5:30am with the TV in his main room.
The newspaper interviewed 60 advisers, friends, and members of Congress to get a picture of the day-to-day life of the President.
Usual morning shows include “Fox & Freinds,” the programme and network are known to be more friendly to the President’s agenda.
Be that as it may, he likewise tunes into CNN, an outlet he has routinely alluded to as “fake news,” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program “since, companions suspect, it fires him up for the day.”
Mr Trump has had several public rows with co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who were once friends of the former real estate magnate.
“Energized, infuriated — often a gumbo of both,” Mr Trump then takes to Twitter because “the ammunition for his Twitter war is television,” the newspaper reported.
Through the course of his day, he spends at least four – but often up to eight – hours a day watching news channels. Sometimes he will leave them on mute, but he uses it as a way to keep track of what the media is saying about him, his presidency, and the investigation into alleged collusion between his campaign team and Russian officials during the 2016 US election.
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Aboard Air Force One during his recent Asia tour, Mr Trump responded to fact-checking questions regarding his television watching habits by saying: ““I do not watch much television…I know they like to say — people that don’t know me — they like to say I watch television. People with fake sources — you know, fake reporters, fake sources. But I don’t get to watch much television, primarily because of documents. I’m reading documents a lot.”
Sources say the President, nearing the end of his first year in office, still views himself more as a “maligned outsider engaged in a struggle to be taken seriously” rather than the leader of the free world.
He told aides after his historic election victory that ever day of his time in office should be seen as a television show during which he “vanquishes rivals.”
Senator Lindsey Graham felt that mentality is a problem. He said: “there’s a difference between running for the office and being president. You’ve got to find that sweet spot between being a fighter and being president.”
“His approach got him to the White House, Mr. Trump reasons, so it must be the right one,” the New York Times reported.
Yet, Mr Trump’s job approval rating is at a historically low 32 per cent even while he dominates media coverage.