New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet weighed in on President TrumpDonald TrumpOhio Republican who voted to impeach Trump says he won't seek reelection Youngkin breaks with Trump on whether Democrats will cheat in the Virginia governor's race Trump endorses challenger in Michigan AG race MORE's relationship with the press on Sunday, saying his rhetoric on journalism is "out of control."
"It's out of control, and his advisers should tell him to stop," Baquet told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources."
"It's actually affecting the civic life and debate of the country," he continued.
"If he creates a culture where 'Fox & Friends' and Jesse Watters are regarded as serious journalism and The New York Times and The Washington Post are not, he will have done long-standing, harmful effect on the country," he said.
Trump has frequently lambasted media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN throughout his presidential campaign and tenure in office.
The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up garbage - more like a poorly written novel than good reporting. Always quoting sources (not names), many of which don’t exist. Story on John Kelly isn’t true, just another hit job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018
Trump has also referred to the publication as the “chief lobbyist” for Amazon. The online retailer's chief executive, Jeff Bezos, owns the newspaper.