“Some White House advisers said they were frustrated that the Brzezinski feud — which continued to unfurl throughout the day Friday with accusations and counteraccusations — overtook the president’s fight with CNN, which seemed in their eyes to have clearer villains and heroes.’
The White House is upset that publications and networks like CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, ABC for instance, do not give him the fawning coverage like Fox News or Breitbart does. To the President news absent near-fawning adulation is “fake news” or unfair to him.
“One senior White House official said Trump would prefer not to battle with the media but has grown exasperated by what he considers to be gross negligence and near-constant disparagement by The Post and the New York Times, as well as five of the six major television news channels: ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC. By contrast, Trump lavishes praise on Fox News, especially its popular morning show, “Fox & Friends,” which reliably trumpets the president’s point of view.”
Of the many things that the President doesn’t understand, and there are many, he seems to be unable to appreciate that the media does not exist to serve his ego nor his interests.