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Mitch McConnell Says 'Most News Is Not Fake,' Rejecting Trump's Refrain

The president tweeted Monday that the "very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that "most news is not fake." 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that "most news is not fake." 

Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump has been waging a war against the traditional news media, undermining reporters and news outlets at every turn with his oft-repeated “fake news” trope.

But at least one prominent Republican leader is speaking up in opposition to Trump’s claim. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asserted Monday that “most news is not fake.”

Speaking at a Louisville Chamber of Commerce event, McConnell said he had no issues finding reliable news, according to Politico.

“It is my view that most news is not fake. But I do try to look at a variety of sources,” he said.

The president has tweeted about “fake news” more than 100 times since January, noted CBS News, citing the Trump Twitter Archive

On Monday alone, Trump sent out two tweets lambasting “fake news.”

Falwell, one of Trump’s evangelical advisers, appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Monday to defend the president’s comments about the white supremacist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“President Donald Trump does not have a racist bone in his body,” Falwell said. “I know him well. He loves all people; he’s worked so hard to help minorities in the inner cities.”

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