( CNN) President Donald Trump has said a lot of bad things about the media since he announced his run for the presidency nearly 3 years ago. He’s suggested that the press doesn’t really like America. He has said the media is the “enemy of the American people.” He classifies narratives that he detests as “fake news.” He has repeatedly called journalists the “most dishonest” people.
CBS News’ Major Garrett has covered every president since Bill Clinton and says none of them were fans of the coverage they received, but President Trump’s off-the-cuff things comments and tweetstorms are unlike anything he’s ever seen before.
“He checks boxes that we’ve never had checked before by an American chairwoman. He has an intensity of coverage and an intensity of fascination that far outstrips any person who’s previously occupied that presidency, at the least in my lifetime, ” Garrett tells David Axelrod on “The Axe Files
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