In a radio interview last month, for instance, the president explained why he would be skipping the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“I sort of feel that the press is so bad,” Mr. Trump said at the time. “It’s so fake, it’s so made up. I mean, ‘sources say’ and they have no sources. They’re like novelists. I call them novelists.”
CBS News’ Jacqueline Alemany contributed to this report.