White House staffers call it “defiance disorder”

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with North Korean defectors where he talked with reporters about allowing the release of a secret memo on the FBI’s role in the Russia inquiry, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Fox News channel media analyst and author, Howard Kurtz, joined Armstrong & Getty to talk about his new book, “Media Madness: Donald Trump, the Press & the War Over the Truth.”

While some believe that Trump is playing four dimensional chess when it comes to dealing with the press and political conflict, the “Media Buzz” host says the president’s decision-making process is straightforward and primarily driven by what White House staffers have coined as “defiance disorder,” — which is simply “No one tells me what to do!”

Listen to Armstrong & Getty’s full interview with Kurtz below for a more in-depth analysis of Trump’s relationship with the media, particularly main-stream media, and vice versa.


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