President Donald Trump spoke about the media being out of touch in an interview with Rush Limbaugh on Friday.
RUSH: They all thought Hillary was gonna win and that’s another reason why you remain so despised and hated. And, you know, it’s not you per se. I mean, some of it is, it’s just the fact that you came along and totally upended their grand plans for globalism, changing the way our nation’s affairs are run and organized. You really just upset the applecart in ways they never dreamed possible. They thought the Hillary administration was gonna be Obama’s third term, and you’ve just totally thrown them upside down. This leads me to another thing. I go back and I compare the 2016 campaign and at that point you don’t have a record. You are running for president –
THE PRESIDENT: Right.
RUSH: – but you don’t have a record and you’re having so much success out there. You can tell every rally, every appearance, every press encounter you have is just loads of fun. Now you got three and a half years in, almost four.
You’ve got a record that just infuriates the Democrats and the media, which are one and the same. And is it as much fun for you now? Is it, the whole idea of campaigning? Because now the frustration… I can hear the frustration. You have a great record.
THE PRESIDENT: Yeah.
RUSH: Your sense of achievement and accomplishment is incredible, and you have to be the one to tout it, and it’s gotta be frustrating for you.
THE PRESIDENT: So, it’s such an interesting question because I have done more… You know, we have a list of things that we’ve done. Just go down the list. Even Space Force. That’s a big deal! You know, first in 75 years, right? A new branch of the United States military. That by itself is an achievement that you could just do that, and you’ve had a successful thing. Space Force. Think of it.
You know, the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard. We have Space Force, and that’s a big deal. It’s gonna be important, especially as the future goes, maybe the most important. But so many things I’ve done, and you don’t… It’s incredible. People… You have to sell it yourself because they don’t want to talk about it. You don’t hear anything about Space Force.
You know how big a deal that is? You don’t hear about any of this stuff. They don’t want to talk about it. But I’ll tell you the amazing thing, the one thing I really have learned. The people of our country are smarter than the people that cover them, because they get it. How can I be in a position where I’m leading in a lot of states…?
I mean, don’t believe these fake polls. These fake polls, I don’t know if you ever look at them. I don’t think they have to put it down. I think there’s a legal reason. They put down where they interviewed 18% more Democrats than Republicans; Trump is losing by five. Do you understand what I mean?
RUSH: Absolutely. I see all of them.
THE PRESIDENT: I still don’t know why. I think there’s a legal reason because they always say who they interviewed. But when you look down at what they call the tabs, one of them said 18% more Democrats. Another one said 14% more. Well, let’s assume the Democrats are gonna vote for Sleepy Joe – which is ridiculous, ’cause Joe shouldn’t be a candidate. Joe’s in no condition to be a candidate.