The president of the United States said Thursday that he won’t allow himself “to be pawns of the mainstream media” as he seeks to improve his standing among Americans.
“It’s time to end the game that they have been playing,” Trump said at a White House event to promote his first budget.
“I won’t be pawning.
I won’t let myself be pawned.”
The president made the remarks while delivering remarks at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Trump has been trying to improve on his standing in polls, which show he has been polling lower than his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, in most national surveys.
Trump also announced that he would be holding a meeting with U.S. trade representatives in the coming days to discuss a plan to increase trade and economic growth in the U.K. and other countries.
Trump, who took office on Jan. 20, has criticized the “dysfunctional” U.N. Security Council and called for the withdrawal of the U.”s.
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