McConnell: 'Most news is not fake'
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE (R-Ky.) defended the media on Monday, just hours after President Trump lashed out at "fake news" on Twitter. 

"My view is that most news is not fake, but I do try to look at a variety of sources," McConnell said at a Louisville Chamber of Commerce event when asked what publications he reads amid "accusations and counteraccusations about fake news."

The Senate GOP leader added that he gets synopses that round up what's being reported every morning.

"I try not to fall in love with any particular source," he said.

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McConnell didn't mention, and wasn't asked about, the president's frequent criticism of the media.

But his comments — made during a Q&A with Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinWeek ahead: Lawmakers eye another short-term spending bill Reagan balanced trade — Trump can, too GOP may increase IRS’s budget MORE — highlight one of the divisions between tight-lipped GOP senator and Trump's yearslong feud with the press. 

Trump earlier Monday had praised evangelical Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. for defending Trump's response to violence earlier this month at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., while criticizing the "fake news media."