Trump: Media coverage of North Korea summit is ‘almost treasonous’

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report 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."




Trump faced some criticism earlier this year when he accused Democrats of “treasonous” behavior for not applauding his achievements during his first State of the Union address.

"Can we call that treason? Why not?" the president said during a speech. "They certainly didn't seem to love our country very much."