GOP rep: Media trying to undermine Trump

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) argued early Tuesday that a majority of media outlets are trying to undermine President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE and his recent executive orders.

“Does the media have a bias? And is the media out to make sure that they can undermine some of the things that the president is doing? I think that’s pretty clear,” Jordan told CNN’s “New Day.”


CNN host Chris Cuomo pressed Jordan on Trump’s recent claim that media outlets do not cover terrorist attacks, a statement Cuomo said “is demonstrably false.”

“I’ll take your word for it that you didn’t underreport that. You actually reported some of those,” Jordan said.

“All. All is the word you’re looking for,” Cuomo replied.

Trump on Monday told senior military leaders at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida that outlets do not want to report on terror attacks, implying news organizations have ulterior motives in not covering them.

“It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported,” Trump said. “And, in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it.”

The president did not provide any evidence to support his claim during the speech. Terrorist attacks typically receive wall-to-wall coverage on cable news outlets.

The White House later disseminated a list of attacks it said “have not received the media attention they deserved.” On the list were major attacks that were heavily covered at the time, like the attack in San Bernardino, Calif. But the list also included attacks abroad that did not receive extensive coverage in the American press, like killings in Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.