President Donald Trump said Saturday that “the media has dealt him like he’s a celebrity” during the first days of his presidency.
Trump, who has a history of feuding with the media, used the occasion of his birthday to take a shot at the media on Twitter.
Trump has repeatedly accused the media of treating him unfairly, often going so far as to accuse reporters of lying about him.
“I feel like he was treated like a superstar for the first four years,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Virginia Saturday.
“The media is not going to be so nice to me anymore.
They’re not going, they’re not treating me as a star.
They’ve treated me like a guy who’s got a big house, a lot of money, but I’ve been treated like nothing.”
Trump’s claim that he is the “most popular person” in the country is a common one among his supporters, who view him as an honest man who is not beholden to anyone.
But the president said Saturday he would not give up on the presidency.
“What the media wants is for me to give up and give up,” Trump told reporters.
“But I’m not going anywhere.”
The president said he was in his second term and was ready to get back into the Oval Office.
“It’s not about being the president of the United States anymore, it’s about being president of this country,” he said.
“And I want to get out of the way, I want the media to get on with their jobs, and the press is going to have a big week.”