Did Trump Spend His Sunday Afternoon Holed Up Watching Fox News? Sure Looks Like It

Did Trump Spend His Sunday Afternoon Holed Up Watching Fox News? Sure Looks Like It

President Donald J. Trump, a man who insists he doesn’t watch that much television because he’s too busy reading documents, chimed in on Twitter Sunday afternoon to quote two Wall Street Journal opinion writers. The topic the columnists were opining on? The “dumb Comey Memos,” what else.

So where exactly did the president hear Kim Strassel and Dan Henninger provide their expert opinions on the content of the Comey memos and viability of an obstruction case? I’ll give you one guess.

As Media Matters’ Matt Gertz pointed out in his tweets above, Trump was apparently watching Fox News’ Journal Editorial Report. But it doesn’t look like he was checking it out live, Rather he was probably watching it on his “Super TiVo,” as he tends to do to get all his Fox viewing in.

It has been estimated that the president spends as much as eight hours a day watching television — mostly cable news. During his work week, he generally has “executive time” written into his schedule so he can watch Fox & Friends and other comfort food shows. As for the weekend, it appears his schedule consists of two things — golf and TV.

Meanwhile, as for the substance of his Sunday afternoon tweet, journalists pointed out he was quoting people who are paid to opinionate. Basically, he’s just quoting the pundits, which is more than a little ironic considering he railed against punditry earlier in the day.

Watch the Fox News clip of Strassel and Henninger above.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.