Ben Stein was often critical of Trump during the election but now that he’s president, Stein sees what the media is doing to him. In a recent appearance on CNN, he went off on the network and other media outlets for their constant criticism.
The Blaze reported:
Watch: Ben Stein destroys CNN for constantly bashing Trump during live interview on CNN
Asked by CNN host Brianna Keilar what his thoughts were on Trump announcing his decision to not attend this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner, Stein begin tearing into the media.
“I don’t blame Mr. Trump one bit for [making the decision],” Stein said. “He’s a punching bag, day after day after day in the media and I don’t blame him for not wanting to go and be a punching bag in person.”
Keilar appeared slightly confused over Stein’s answer, so she further pressed him on comments Trump recently made when Trump described “fake news” media — citing the New York Times, CNN, Washington Post, among others — as the “enemy of the American people.”
But again, Keilar got an answer she didn’t expect.
“I wouldn’t say all the media is the enemy of the American people. But look, every day you pick up The New York Times they’re slamming, slamming, slamming him,” Stein said.
That’s when he started in on CNN.
“I’m a great fan of CNN. I watch it quite faithfully every day. CNN is slamming him, slamming him, slamming him. Every day they are looking for a scandal,” Stein said.
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Stein is right. The media treats Trump like an enemy and then acts surprised when he pushes back.