Spicer: Press have 'a personal animus' against Trump administration

Spicer: Press have 'a personal animus' against Trump administration
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Spicer told host John Catsimatidis in an interview airing Sunday on AM 970 in New York that the media's distaste for conservatives is easy to see.

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"They don’t like conservatives in general," he said.

"I really don’t think they like this president. And it shows every single day.”

Spicer said while "there are a lot of really good reporters out there," the White House press corps in particular are the problem.

Spicer also dished the "personal animus" claim to "Saturday Night Live," saying that their skits are no longer funny, but more focused on attacking people.

"I think they’ve kind of crossed that line, and become an agenda-based show where they are not in the camp of being funny as much as personally attacking the president and the folks around him in a very mean-spirited way," he said.

Actress Melissa McCarthy portrayed Spicer in multiple skits.

"I think that they’ve lost funny, and gone straight after mean and attack because of their personal animus towards the president,“ Spicer continued.

Spicer also weighed in on the controversy surrounding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, arguing that Democrats are being hypocritical in their treatment of the nominee and Rep. Keith EllisonKeith Maurice EllisonIlhan Omar defends 2012 tweet: 'I don't know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans' States scramble to fill void left by federal shutdown 116th Congress breaks records for women, minority lawmakers MORE (D-Minn.) who is running for attorney general in Minnesota.

“You see some of these Democratic senators that have really already decided in their mind on the Kavanaugh case, that they’ve given the [Democratic National Committee] deputy chair, who is a current congressmen, a pass."