CNN Brian Stelter told an audience at the Aspen Ideas Festival how he feels about President Donald Trump, and said that the president is “poisoning the American people” with anti-media venom.
“President Trump is poisoning the American people, a subset of the American people that have been infected by the poison. It is getting worse every day and we’re going to reckon with the consequences for decades,” said Stelter, who added that he is still confident citizens will “get through this” because Trump is “weak right now.”
“Some days, I’m very optimistic,” he said. “I wake up glass half full a lot of days, and I think Trump’s pretty weak right now and we’re going to get through this.”
Stelter was with MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell, USA Today reporter Susan Page, Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart and NPR media whisperer David Folkenflik at the festival .
Stelter’s poison comments came after a question from Folkenflik about why the current era is “a moment we should be so concerned about.”
Trump has long had a strained relationship with CNN.
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