Trump says most media isn’t just ‘fake’ anymore — now it’s ‘corrupt’

Donald Trump has gone beyond calling the media his favorite pet name — “fake news” — and upped it to “corrupt news.”

  • During a combative press event with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto, Trump lashed out at the media in the room.
  • Niinisto looked unforgettable at times as Trump commandeered the press conference and berated reporters for asking him questions about the impeachment inquiry and whistleblower.
  • Trump also took the opportunity to say “Believe it or not I watch my words very carefully. There are those who believe I am a very ‘stable genius,'” repeating an oft-mocked term for himself.
  • “Most of the media in this country is not just fake, it is corrupt,” Trump yelled at another point, pulling out one of his favorite phrases while also managing to coin a new one at the same time.