In an interview with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, his first since former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees, President Donald Trump decried the Mueller "fake witch hunt."
Hannity asked Trump about the importance of determining the origins of the special counsel probe, to which Trump argued this should not be allowed to happen to another president and likened it to "treason."
"This should never happen to another president of the United States again," Trump said on Thursday's broadcast of Fox News Channel's "Hannity." "This is an absolute catastrophe for our country. This was a fake witch hunt, and it should never be allowed to happen to another president again. This was treason. This was high crimes. This was everything as bad a definition as you want to come up with. This should never be allowed to happen to our country again."
Also on Hannity, Trump reiterated his criticism of the media and doubled down on his categorization of the media as the "enemy of the people."
The president said the press was "totally unhinged" and "dishonest" before returning to his "enemy of the people" critique.
"I think the press has lost all credibility, much of it," Trump said. "But it's lost a big part of it. I mean, a very substantial part of it, lost all credibility. And I watch as people scream at these poor Democrats, the congressmen, scream like I've never seen. You must do this. You must do that, I mean, these are supposed to be journalists, talk show hosts, of all sorts of people, I could not believe it. And they are actually trying to force them to do what they want to be done."
"I've never seen anything like it," he continued. "And I've seen it — you know, they use the word unhinged, they are unhinged. The media has become totally unhinged. They are very dishonest. And when I say enemy of the people, when people give purposely fall stories and when they tried and get politicians to do things that are wrong and they are know they are wrong, that really is the enemy of the people. It's fake news, but it's the enemy of the people, more importantly."