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When President Trump proposed the awarding of a “fake news trophy,” he exempted Fox News from consideration because, as he has said many times, he views the network as one of the only media outlets that covers him fairly.
But the president appeared to take a rare shot at Fox News on Thursday when he complained about a “very false” article.
Trump briefly answered questions from a small contingent of reporters in the Oval Office before a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, including one inquiry about whether he would make additional staff changes.
“The story was very false,” Trump said, without identifying a specific story. “I mean they wrote a story about staff changes today that was very false. We made a wonderful change. I think Mike Pompeo is going to be an incredible secretary of state. We have some wonderful ideas. ... There will always be change but very little. It was a very false story. It was very — a very exaggerated and false story.”