McConnell: 'Most news is not fake'
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAs Biden administration ramps up, Trump legal effort drags on Harris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year 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 MnuchinOn The Money: Initial jobless claims rise for 2nd week | Dow dips below 30K | Mnuchin draws fire for COVID-19 relief move | Manhattan DA appeals dismissal of Manafort charges Mnuchin to put 5B in COVID-19 relief funds beyond successor's reach The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience 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."