President Donald Trump gave a speech on Feb. 6 to U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida in which he said the media was choosing not to report terrorist attacks (video below).
The Washington Post notes that Trump went off his prepared remarks to make his assertions about the media:
You’ve seen what happened in Paris and Nice. All over Europe, it’s happening. It’s gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported. And in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn’t want to report it. They have their reasons, and you understand that.
According to The Washington Post, not every terrorist attack is reported equally in terms of coverage. The newspaper also notes that Trump did not personally mention the terrorist attack at a mosque on Jan. 30 in Quebec City, Canada; however, his press secretary Sean Spicer did.
In more Trump news, the president told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly in an interview that aired on Feb. 6 that he likes former President Barack Obama, and believes that Obama likes him:
It’s a very strange phenomenon, we get along. I don’t know if he’ll admit this, but he likes me ... I like him because I can feel it. That’s what I do in life, it’s called, "I understand." Now, we had a rough campaign. He was fighting for better Hillary than she did.
He was vicious during the campaign toward me, and I was vicious toward him. We said horrible things about each other, and then we hop into the car and we drive down Pennsylvania Avenue together, we don’t even talk about it. Politics is amazing.
Later in the interview, Trump recalled his inauguration ceremony, which Obama attended: "It was a great inauguration. I loved every minute of it, and I got along with him. In fact, people were sort of surprised, I finished, I turned around he was smiling, I was smiling."
O'Reilly asked Trump about his inauguration speech in which he attacked the Obama administration.
Trump said that after his speech, he turned around and shook Obama's hand "and he was very gracious and smiling."