McConnell: 'Most news is not fake'
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate GOP breaks record on confirming Trump picks for key court Senate Democrats block resolution supporting ICE The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s walk-back fails to stem outrage on Putin meeting 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 MnuchinDem lawmaker calls for cryptocurrency probe after Mueller indictments Meet the woman who is Trump's new emissary to Capitol Hill On The Money: Fed chief lays out risks of trade war | Senate floats new Russia sanctions amid Trump backlash | House passes bill to boost business investment 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."