President Donald Trump sent a message to the media Monday morning: you’ll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
It is amazing how rude much of the media is to my very hard working representatives. Be nice, you will do much better!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2017
It’s no secret that Trump and the media have a fraught relationship, with the President often calling out outlets on Twitter that he feels are attacking him, labeling much of the press the “dishonest media” and blacklisting outlets on several occasions.
It’s been reported that Trump often begins his days watching the morning talk shows on cable news, but it’s not clear exactly what his tweet was referencing.