Trump Watches CNN and 'Morning Joe' To 'Get Fired Up,' Report Says

Trump Watches CNN and 'Morning Joe' To 'Get Fired Up,' Report Says

According to the unconfirmed report that is yet to be commented on by Trump, the United States leader starts his day around 5:30 watching CNN, which he has repeatedly slammed as fake news, Fox News's "Fox & Friends", MSNBC's "Morning Joe", while being the only person allowed to touch the remote control in the White House, except for technical personnel.

Trump wakes up every morning at 5:30 a.m. and routinely watches 3-4 hours a day before he begins to attend meetings, the New York Times reports.

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Other presidential favourites include Fox primetime shows hosted by Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro.

Throughout the first year of his presidency, President Donald Trump has attempted to convince the public that he actually doesn't watch that much television.

But in a report published on Saturday, The New York Times revealed just how much cable news influences Trump's day-to-day schedule. Back in July, he said "I have very little time for watching TV".

Trump's constant need to consume TV is reportedly chronic enough to where one former top adviser told NYT that he "grew uncomfortable after two or three days of peace and could not handle watching the news without seeing himself on it".

The Times also reports that the only people allowed to touch the remote control for the White House television are Trump and White House technical support staffers.

Back in September, Lemon told Wolf Blitzer that Trump needs "a history lesson" on race relations and that Trump used racist rhetoric.

Trump is quoted in the Times piece as calling reports of his copious television binges "fake news", saying that he is kept busy with official White House business. And people who don't know him, they like to say I watch television - people with fake sources. "You know, fake reporters, fake sources".

However, when Trump was questioned on these habits, he replied, "I do not watch much television".

"But I don't get to watch much television".