Donald Trump's relationship with the media feels like a classic toxic high school relationship. He HATES the media, and yet he can't stop talking about them. He keeps a running list of all the wrongs the media has done, and yet he laps up the attention the media bestows upon him. And while Trump's (dangerous) antics will never be compatible with the media in a loving way, it seems the obsession is here to stay. On Saturday, during his latest outburst of misplaced passion, Trump criticized the media's coverage of Hurricane Harvey while speaking with ABC News (the irony is thick with this one).
"I hear the Coast Guard saved 11,000 people. Think of it: almost 11,000 people, by going into the winds the media would not go into," Trump told reporters. "They will not go into those winds. Unless it's a really good story, in which case they will."