President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day MORE said during a new interview that media coverage of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “almost treasonous.”
“First of all, we came to a wonderful agreement, it’s a shame the fake news covers it the way they do,” Trump told Mike Huckabee on the former Arkansas governor's TBN show. “It’s almost treasonous, you want to know the truth.”
He noted that North Korea had returned American hostages and agreed to return the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War. The hostages were returned prior to the summit.
Trump also brought up North Korea’s commitment to denuclearize, in exchange for unspecified security guarantees from the U.S.
“If you listen to the mainstream media, it’s almost like I lost a negotiation,” Trump added.
The president has recently hit the media for its coverage of the summit with Kim, targeting the press in several tweets. He has frequently attacked the media as "fake news."
Funny how the Fake News, in a coordinated effort with each other, likes to say I gave sooo much to North Korea because I “met.” That’s because that’s all they have to disparage! We got so much for peace in the world, & more is being added in finals. Even got our hostages/remains!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 17, 2018
If President Obama (who got nowhere with North Korea and would have had to go to war with many millions of people being killed) had gotten along with North Korea and made the initial steps toward a deal that I have, the Fake News would have named him a national hero!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
"Can we call that treason? Why not?" the president said during a speech. "They certainly didn't seem to love our country very much."