Donald Trump, who recently announced he would be running for president, took a shot Tuesday at the “fake news” media, arguing the media “never lies.”
Speaking to reporters on Air Force One, the presumptive Republican nominee touted his strong poll numbers and urged voters to turn out to vote on Nov. 8.
He noted that the media has been “banging on the door” of voters since the election, saying, “They never lie, never say, never do anything except what is absolutely required to win.”
Trump’s campaign, which has struggled with its advertising in recent weeks, has focused its advertising on the former reality TV star and his economic policies.
Trump has said he would focus on economic issues and have said he will not use his campaign as a vehicle to attack the media.
Trump said that his focus will be on the “big issues that will drive us forward.”
“We have to be very, very focused on that, and that’s going to be our focus,” he said.
“We have so many big issues that are going to drive us along.
We have to get them right.
That’s why I’m going to win this election.”
Trump also slammed “fake” news, a term coined by former Democratic President Barack Obama in 2013, as a way to undermine the credibility of his campaign.
Trump told reporters he would “take a shot” at the media for their efforts to smear his campaign, saying that “they don’t have a story” and that they “never lie, ever.”
He said he is “very proud” of his performance in the presidential election and that he is running on the economic platform that will put the economy back on track.
“I’m very proud of the way I ran the country, the way my supporters ran the nation,” he added.
“I’m going back to the way we ran the great country, which is a great country and we can make it great again.
That is what I intend to do.”
Trump has been taking heat from Republican leaders in Congress for his use of a social media platform to promote his policies, particularly his push to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
He has also faced criticism for his comments that some Muslims in the United Kingdom were cheering the terrorist attacks in Paris last month.