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Trump's TV obsession

President Donald Trump gestures as he walks down the steps of Air Force One.
President Donald Trump gestures as he walks down the steps of Air Force One. Photo: Susan Walsh / AP

President Trump watches four to eight hours of television a day and grows restless if he doesn't see himself on the news, according to a New York Times report.

Why it matters: Trump has long fought the idea that he's stuck to his TV, claiming recently, "I don't get to watch much television... I'm reading documents a lot." But per the Times, cable is "ammunition for his Twitter war," and White House staff know the morning shows can dictate the rest of their day.