Donald Trump Says NBC, MSNBC Are 'Worse Than Fake News CNN'

President Donald Trump began calling most of mainstream media "fake news" during his 2016 campaign. But in the last two years, the sentiment has funneled down mostly to CNN.

On Wednesday night, shortly after a failed meeting with Democrat lawmakers and the airing of an MSNBC report that states Trump should be more worried about an outside prosecutor besides Mueller, Trump said both NBC and MSNBC are now "worse than Fake News CNN, if that is possible!"

During the current, partial government shutdown and the frequent meetings of lawmakers, cable news outlets are on full alert.

The crux of the shutdown is a budget stalemate between Democrats and Republicans over a $5.7 billion funding for Trump's proposed security wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

On Wednesday, the same night Trump granted Fox News' Sean Hannity an exclusive, all-access interview to be aired Thursday night, the president went to Twitter and said the two stations even "worse" than CNN.

"The Mainstream Media has NEVER been more dishonest than it is now. NBC and MSNBC are going Crazy," the president tweeted. "They report stories, purposely, the exact opposite of the facts. They are truly the Opposition Party working with the Dems. May even be worse than Fake News CNN, if that is possible!"

MSNBC aired a report Wednesday night titled: "Meet The Federal Prosecutor Who Scares Trump More Than Mueller." The segment with host Ari Melber lasts 16 minutes, and shows the tenacity of the prosecutors of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, most notably Preet Bharara.

The report comes on the heels of the president locking horns with top Democratic lawmakers over his proposed border wall and amid a three-week government shutdown.

Trump has typically been at odds with media who don't cozy up to him. CNN has usually been Trump's go-to punching bag, more notably lately during a feud with CNN reporter Jim Acosta at a press conference at the White House.

The president has blamed bad press mostly on, the press. He's called "fake news" the "enemy of the people," according to a Los Angeles Times report.

On New Year's Day, he sent an all-caps tweet to wish the country a Happy New Year, even those he said were against him — like the "haters" — and those who didn't suffer from "Trump derangement syndrome."

"HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE, INCLUDING THE HATERS AND THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA! 2019 WILL BE A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THOSE NOT SUFFERING FROM TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME. JUST CALM DOWN AND ENJOY THE RIDE, GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR OUR COUNTRY!"

His latest tweet Wednesday night included a jab at the NBC network, where he once hosted reality shows "The Apprentice" and "Celebrity Apprentice."

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