At this point in the presidential race, it's apparent that Donald Trump enjoys using the antagonizing nickname he came up with for Hillary Clinton, "Crooked Hillary." By incessantly addressing Clinton as such, Trump has made her more an enemy than competition. But it looks like Trump finally realizes who the real competition is in this election: the media.
At a rally in Fairfield, Conn. on Saturday, Trump said, "I’m not running against crooked Hillary, I’m running against the crooked media. That’s what I’m running against, I’m not running against crooked Hillary." Trump has consistently expressed frustration at the media for being "dishonest" in its portrayal of him and the Republican party.
Trump has taken particular issue with the New York Times, condemning the publication earlier Saturday for an article that called him "sullen" in light of poor poll numbers. "I’ll tell you in particular lately we have a newspaper that’s failing badly. It's losing a lot of money. It's gonna be out of business very soon: the New York Times," Trump said at the rally. He then suggested revoking the publication's press credentials, which he has done with other media sources including Politico, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post.
Trump also turned his attention to CNN, which recently lambasted him for calling President Obama "the founder of ISIS." "CNN is so disgusting," he said. “And by the way their ratings are going down big league. You know why? Because I refuse to be interviewed. And I get high ratings, what can I say?" Trump said his comment about Obama was sarcastic, "but not that sarcastic," and later added, "These people are so dishonest."