Report: Trump spends up to 8 hours a day in front of television

A Saturday piece in the New York Times sheds light on President Trump’s television viewing habits.

“People close to him estimate that Mr. Trump spends at least four hours a day, and sometimes as much as twice that, in front of a television, sometimes with the volume muted,” the Times noted.

And while he publicly attacks many mainstream media outlets, he reportedly still watches some of them.

“He flips to CNN for news, moves to ‘Fox & Friends’ for comfort and messaging ideas, and sometimes watches MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ because, friends suspect, it fires him up for the day,” according to the Times.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Attendees listen as the U.S. National Anthem is played during a campaign rally with U.S. President Donald Trump in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Trump�gave his most full-throated endorsement yet of Alabama Senate candidate�Roy Moore, casting aside calls for to shun the former judge whos been accused of sexual misconduct while seizing on reports that questioned the credibility of his accuser.�Photographer: Nicole Craine/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump applauds as he speaks during a rally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Trump�gave his most full-throated endorsement yet of Alabama Senate candidate�Roy Moore, casting aside calls for to shun the former judge whos been accused of sexual misconduct while seizing on reports that questioned the credibility of his accuser.�Photographer: Nicole Craine/Bloomberg via Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Trump�gave his most full-throated endorsement yet of Alabama Senate candidate�Roy Moore, casting aside calls for to shun the former judge whos been accused of sexual misconduct while seizing on reports that questioned the credibility of his accuser.�Photographer: Nicole Craine/Bloomberg via Getty Images
An attendee holds a sign reading 'CNN. MSNBC. Fake News.' during a campaign rally with U.S. President Donald Trump in Pensacola, Florida, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. Trump�gave his most full-throated endorsement yet of Alabama Senate candidate�Roy Moore, casting aside calls for to shun the former judge whos been accused of sexual misconduct while seizing on reports that questioned the credibility of his accuser.�Photographer: Nicole Craine/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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In the past, Trump has expressed he is too occupied with other matters to watch television.

“The W.H. is functioning perfectly, focused on HealthCare, Tax Cuts/Reform & many other things. I have very little time for watching TV,” the president tweeted back in July.

“I know they like to say — people that don’t know me, they like to say I watch television. People with fake sources — you know, fake reporters, fake sources,” Trump told reporters in November. “I don’t get to watch much television, primarily because of documents. I’m reading documents a lot.”

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