Scarborough pushes back on Trump: Media 'pretty damn hostile' to Clinton

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Friday rebuffed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE’s claim that the media was “biased” toward Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton: FBI investigation into Kavanaugh could be done quickly Hillary Clinton urges Americans to 'check and reject' Trump's 'authoritarian tendencies' by voting in midterms EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency MORE, saying he believes it actually “was pretty damn hostile” to the former secretary of State during last year’s campaign.

Scarborough’s comments on “Morning Joe” came after Trump tweeted on Friday morning that "biased and dishonest Media coverage" tilted in favor of his Democratic opponent.

"I think the fake news media was pretty damn hostile toward Hillary Clinton throughout most of the campaign," Scarborough said.

”So that's just — that's just fake news, Donald. Just fake news," he added.

"Morning Joe" panelist and USA Today columnist Heidi Przybyla agreed, pointing out that one of Trump’s most-derided media sources dealt one of the biggest blow’s to Clinton’s campaign.

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It was “The New York Times that broke the [email] server story," Przybyla said. "She'll never forgive them."

"Constant, constant pounding, they hammered on it," added Scarborough. "And Hillary Clinton supporters can tell you how many stories were done on this."

Przybyla said Wikileaks email dumps from Clinton’s campaign chairman and the Democratic National Committee also showed that the media was hostile toward Clinton.

"I'm sorry. I remember that distinctively because the media took every morsel," she said. "And it was doled out, day after day, in small amounts purposely.  And every day there was a new hunt to find what in there they could possibly write about, regardless of news value.

“And at the end of the day, what we got was ... a risotto recipe," concluded Scarborough, referring to a leaked email from John Podesta. "I think that was the most significant thing that came out of WikiLeaks." 

A Suffolk University/USA Today poll released one week before the 2016 election showed that just 7.9 percent of 1,000 registered likely voters polled believed the media was rooting for Donald Trump to win, while 75.9 percent answered Clinton.

Sixteen percent of respondents were undecided.

A finally tally by The Hill on Nov. 9 showed that among the top 100 largest newspapers in country, only two had endorsed Trump.