President Donald Trump defended his family and the media, calling out the media’s treatment of his son Barron.
Trump told the Washington Post on Thursday that the media has done a “disservice” to his family.
He also took aim at the media for being biased against him, telling the Post that they “are a real danger.”
“I think the media is a real threat to our country, to our democracy, to the way we live our lives,” Trump said, adding that he wants to get rid of them.
“The media wants to be a bad guy, to get the attention of the people, and they’re not, and I think that’s a big mistake.”
Barron Trump has been a frequent target of the president’s feuding, but the president has been more circumspect on his son’s status.
On Friday, Trump called Barron “very handsome,” saying that “the pictures that I saw of him were very nice.”
He also told the Post he was “totally in love” with his son, who has long been a favorite of the White House.
The president told reporters on Friday that he has been trying to reach out to Barron’s mother, who lives in California, to “talk about a little something,” but it “just doesn’t work.”
The president added that he “was not there” when his son was in a car accident, but that “that’s the way I see it.”
The White House has also been hit with numerous controversies this week, including the firing of the FBI director, the firing and ouster of a former deputy attorney general and a special counsel investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.