A GOP senator on Thursday reportedly responded to President Trump's extended press conference blasting coverage of multiple administration controversies by suggesting that the president consult a therapist.

"I got a text from a Republican senator who said in this text, 'He should do this with a therapist, not on live television,'" CNN's John King reported, noting that he also received texts from Democrats.

King did not reveal the name of the GOP senator.


During the sprawling press conference, Trump boasted of his electoral win and appeared to acknowledge that recent leaks about his administration were real even if the reporting around them was wrong.

”The leaks are real, but the news is fake," Trump said.

Trump also maintained that the rollout of his controversial travel ban last month was "perfect," dismissed reports of his campaign aides' contacts with Russia as "fake news" and clashed with a Jewish reporter over his question about anti-semitism.

The president also criticized media coverage of his administration in general.

"The tone is such hatred," he declared.