"The press has become so dishonest that if we don't talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people.
Tremendous disservice. We have to talk to find out what's going on, because the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control..." he said. "I turn on the news and I see stories of chaos. And yet it is the exact opposite. The administration is running like a fine-tuned machine."
The president's remarks came at a press conference at which he announced his nominee for secretary of Labor, Alex Acosta. But Trump spent nearly 20 minutes defending his performance and listing the accomplishments of his first month in office.
"I inherited a mess," Trump said three times before listing his achievements, including pledges from companies to hire more American workers.
Trump attacks media at press conference to announce Labor secretary - Feb. 16, 2017 (external - login to view)
.....oh and BTW........... Alex Acosta is his new pick for Sec of Labor