Trump to Hannity: 'Much of the Media Is Very Dishonest ... It's Fake News'
President Donald Trump sat down with Sean Hannity at the White House for an hour-long, cable exclusive interview.
Trump addressed a wide range of topics, including how he plans to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terror.
"When you're fighting Germany and they had their uniforms, and Japan and they had their uniforms and they had their flags on the plane, and the whole thing," Trump said. "We are fighting sneaky rats right now that are sick and demented. And we're going to win."
He said that one of the tactics he is exploring in the fight against terror is "enhanced interrogation," including waterboarding.
"You have even a doubt that it works?" Trump asked.
"None." Hannity replied.
"Neither do I."
When asked about repealing and replacing ObamaCare, Trump said that President Barack Obama told him that he would support the effort if he feels a "better plan" is put forth.
"ObamaCare doesn't work. It doesn't work. And President Obama told me something that was, I thought, terrific. And I believe he means it. He said, if you came up with a better plan, and you could get a better plan approved, he would support it. And I actually believe he means it," said Trump, adding that he believes the replacement will be "a lot less expensive."
He concluded that ObamaCare is the "Un-Affordable Care Act," and it simply doesn't work.
Trump also took aim at the media, bringing up the false report that he had removed a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. from the Oval Office.
"They're not saying the bust is taken out, what they're saying is I'm a racist. That's what they're saying. That's a very serious charge," said Trump.
The Time magazine reporter who made the error quickly apologized.
"Much of the media - not all of it - is very, very dishonest," Trump said. "Honestly, it's fake news. Fake. They make things up."
Trump also discussed his plans for "extreme vetting" of those who come into this country from Syria and other surrounding countries.
He said there are more than 1,000 terror-related FBI investigations going on "all over" the country.
"These are people that we let in. We don't need this. ... We can't take chances," said Trump.
He said the U.S. has taken in "tens of thousands of people" who cannot be properly vetted by authorities because they have no "papers."
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