Former President Donald Trump said in a recent press release that after almost two dozen attempts to have a positive outcome, granting interviews to major media outlets is a waste of time, according to Breitbart News.
The former president has granted 22 interviews to authors working on 17 separate books and according to his official statement, he has been displeased with the outcome of all of the interactions:
“It seems to me that meeting with authors of the ridiculous number of books being written about my very successful Administration, or me, is a total waste of time,” Trump began in a press release.
“They write whatever they want to write anyway without sources, fact-checking, or asking whether or not an event is true or false. Frankly, so many stories are made-up, or pure fiction,” he explained. “These writers are often bad people who write whatever comes to their mind or fits their agenda.”
“It has nothing to do with facts or reality. So when reading the garbage that the Fake News Media puts out, please remember this and take everything with a “grain of salt” Trump concluded.
The former president’s comments came on the heels of Wall Street Journal‘s Michael Bender claiming in his new book that Trump said Hitler “did a lot of good things.”
While it’s no great secret that many in the media have a less than positive view of the former president, the imperative of reaching a large cross-section of the American people prompted the former president to continue to interact with journalist from across the gambit.
However, Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow spoke to Newsmax TV on Thursday, saying he wished Trump would stop “giving interviews to the establishment press that has tried to destroy him.”
“They’re trying to destroy him,” Marlow continued. “And that was really the original thesis of the book, and we went much deeper into the corporatized [media in the book].”