Vice President Mike Pence blasted the news media on Wednesday for its coverage of the Trump administration, saying “if there was a honeymoon, it was pretty short.”
Blaming the media for a rocky start, Pence told conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh:
“I have to tell you that in all of my life, there was always a grace period. Right? New president’s coming in, I think they call it a honeymoon. Right? Where the media, like the others, gives the new administration a chance to come in and start to do what they do. And boy, if there was a honeymoon, it was pretty short. I sure don’t remember that.”
The vice president’s position that the media is taking an aggressive tone against the new administration is far more critical than that of President Trump, who has referred to CNN as “fake news” and has taken an aggressive stance against media stories critical of his actions.