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Trump loves to hate the ‘fake news media.’ But his political team subscribes to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other mainstream outlets.

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  • One of Trump’s political action committees subscribes to the media organizations he detests.
  • The Save America PAC is subscribed to the New York Times and the “thoroughly disgusting” Washington Post, among other outlets.
  • A Trump-connected PAC is also fundraising off of the former president’s distaste of the news media.

The “Lamestream Media.”

The “Fake News Media.”

“THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.”

Former President Donald Trump incessantly denigrates news publications and their “lying” and “slime” journalists for how they cover him, his family, and the Republican Party.

But Trump is also a news media patron: his political action committee pays for subscriptions to several of Trump’s most detested news outlets, according to an Insider analysis of Federal Election Commission records.

Trump’s Save America PAC subscribed to the New York Times, the “thoroughly disgusting” Washington Post, and even Insider. The PAC also subscribed to the Financial Times, Epoch Times, Bloomberg, and Gannett newspapers.

Many political campaigns purchase subscriptions to news publications of interest — what sets Trump apart is his expressed hatred for the publications to which his organizations are subscribing.

During the 2021-2022 election cycle, the Save America PAC purchased multiple $17 subscriptions to the New York Times, $40 subscriptions to the Financial Times, and a $75 subscription to the Washington Post.

The Save America PAC did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Trump-connected committees are not only paying for the news, they’re also fundraising off the anti-media movement espoused by Trump.

On December 14, for example, the Save America Joint Fundraising Committee blasted out a text message from the former president.

“Pres Trump: The FAKE NEWS is out of control,” the message read. “I need YOU to take the Media Accountability Survey. ALL RESPONSES to me.”

The survey, which also acts as a campaign donation solicitation page, notes that 99% of the money received would go to Trump’s 2024 re-election campaign. 

“Do you think the media is corrupt?” The survey asks. “Do you think the radical Left and the Corrupt Media want to put America LAST?”

But even despite his distaste for the news media, Trump continues to blast articles he enjoys to his audience on TRUTH Social and via email, regardless of where they came from, such as when he recently cited Insider’s reporting about media layoffs to gloat in an email.

“ICYMI: ‘Netflix, NBCUniversal, BuzzFeed, Vice, and other media companies have laid off thousands in 2022…'”

Read the original article on Business Insider