On Fox News with Host Laura Ingraham, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said the most important thing President Donald Trump has done for Americans is exposing the bias of the mainstream media.
“The most important thing the President has done, of all the things he’s done are very important, but he’s finally outed the media. The media in this town has been corrupt, and it took somebody like Trump to finally bring them out of their shell where now they’ll just openly go out,” Nunes said.
Nunes continued to highlight the poor behavior and decisions journalists in Washington DC are making. He alleged they send revealing tweets late at night under the influence of alcohol.
“They’ll tweet about it late at night, they get drunk, send drunk tweets out. And they’re vicious to him and Republicans,” Nunes said.
He concluded by saying Republican elected officials should not be talking to the mainstream media because they are “assassins.”
“I continue to try to get our Republicans to wake up on the Capitol, we should not be talking to the mainstream media. They are assassins,” Nunes said.
During remarks given at the White House on Thursday celebrating his acquittal, Trump highlighted how Nunes endured “tremendous abuse” from the media and “the bad ones, the leakers, the liars, the dirty cops.”
“They wanted to destroy him. They tried. They got close. But he wouldn’t let it happen,” Trump said of Nunes, who took on many powerful people, including the media, to expose the truth about the Russian collusion hoax and the FBI’s FISA abuse.
Nunes is currently in a legal battle with Twitter over multiple cases of defamation and impersonation by the social media giant’s users, who were also often elevated by media figures.