GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said on Monday that the media portrayal of him since his campaign began has been rejected by his supporters.
“The public is not a big believer in the press, which tells you the public is really very smart,” Trump said in an interview with host David Feherty on the Golf Channel, according to The Hill.
“When I got to the top of the polls, I was getting articles that were unbelievable that had nothing to do with the truth,” he said. “They were just writing stuff. They don’t really want to hear the truth."
When asked by Feherty if people believed him to be a “world-class assh**e,” Trump admitted that there was a negative perception of him portrayed by the media.
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“It’s true,” he said.
“I know a lot of people don’t like me but they don’t know me,” the outspoken billionaire said. “I’ll hear that, ‘Oh, so-and-so can’t stand you’ and I’ve never met them. I think that when I meet people they feel I’m a different person. I get to know them and they actually like me. I think it’s probably a positive.”
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