US President Donald Trump spends at least four hours a day, sometimes twice as much, watching television, The New York Times reported, citing sources close to the president.
According to the unconfirmed report that is yet to be commented on by Trump, the US leader starts his day around 5:30 a.m. by watching CNN, which he has repeatedly slammed as fake news, Fox News's "Fox & Friends," MSNBC's "Morning Joe," while being the only person allowed to touch the remote control in the White House, except for technical personnel.
However, during his Asian tour, Trump had told reporters that he does not watch much TV as he is usually busy reading documents, insisting that "people with fake sources" who don't know him might claim the opposite.
"You know, fake reporters, fake sources," Trump stated.
The report has fetched a laugh from Twitter users, with some noting that a love for TV and diet drinks was perhaps the only things US citizens and Trump might have in common.
..because he can't read!?— Murry (@Murry57) 10 декабря 2017 г.
Ummmm shit, we may have this in common 😳— Rose law (@rosemarielawino) 10 декабря 2017 г.
— Matt Adams (@dawgfanatic) 10 декабря 2017 г.
— Slate (@Slate) 10 декабря 2017 г.
The diet drinks AREN’T Working— russ (@docsavagemedwrt) 10 декабря 2017 г.
… so THAT explains it!— Eddie Rabin (@fingers88) 10 декабря 2017 г.
Some Twitter users recalled the image of former US President Barack Obama.
No one reported when BHO prayed on a rug, smoked cigarettes or met with Muslim Brotherhood staff💩💩💩💩💩— rudy hernandez (@rudemets) 10 декабря 2017 г.
— Wayne Jarvis (@Jasonthehusker) 10 декабря 2017 г.
— OMG_its_Trina (@TrinaMcC01) 10 декабря 2017 г.
However, Trump's supporters were quick to criticize The New York Times' sources, calling it gossip.
So the New York Times actually printed an article claiming that “insiders” of the WH claim that Trump drinks 12 cans of Diet Coke a day, watches 8 hrs of cable TV, & can’t work before 9:30.— Brandon (@brandongroeny) 10 декабря 2017 г.
Earth to liberals, this is called gossip, not News.
Fake story. As usual.
While the others have decided to summarize the Trump's presidency in details.
The Trump Presidency:— keith hall (@kfhall0852) 10 декабря 2017 г.
— 80 rounds of golf
— Work day begins at 10 AM
— 8 hour/day TV
— 12 Diet cokes/day
— 6 big macs, 6 filet of fish/day
— 9 "rallies"
— 105 "official" trips
— 1,628 documented lies
— 2,500 tweets
— 20 LBS gained
— 0 walls
— 0 good ideashttps://t.co/uSqvqlIzbc