Trump quotes New York Times: 'Fox & Friends' is 'most powerful TV show in America'

Trump quotes New York Times: 'Fox & Friends' is 'most powerful TV show in America'

President Trump early Thursday appeared to quote The New York Times in praising Fox News's "Fox & Friends."

"Wow, the Failing @nytimes said about @foxandfriends '....the most powerful T.V. show in America,'" Trump tweeted.

The quote appears to be from an article published earlier this month.

"Suddenly, for no other reason than its No. 1 fan, it is the most powerful TV show in America," reads a line from the piece, titled "Watching 'Fox & Friends,' Trump Sees a Two-Way Mirror."

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It also says the morning show is "easily the most-watched cable news morning show, averaging 1.6 million viewers in the year’s second quarter, following a post-Trump ratings boost."

Trump's early morning tweet came after a "Fox & Friends" co-host held up a copy of the Times with an ad that featured the line from the article calling the Fox News show the "most powerful TV show in America."

"This program, the program you are watching, is, according to The New York Times, the most powerful TV show in America," Steve Doocy said.

"You know why, Steve? Because we have the best viewers. You guys are so awesome. Thank you for waking up for us," co-host Ainsley Earhardt added.

Trump often retweets "Fox & Friends" and has in the past praised the show.

The president frequently blasts other news outlets, including The New York Times and CNN.

He often refers to stories and networks as "fake news," and accuses reporters of dishonesty in their coverage of his administration.

This report was updated at 9:28 a.m.