The first time Donald Trump took to Twitter, it was to vent his frustration with the federal government.
Now he’s getting to work on his first major policy speech of the presidency, which is also the day he will deliver the keynote address at the Republican National Convention.
But first he will have to address the media.
“I don’t like to be the president of the media, but I think you should at least be able to ask the questions, and the questions you want to ask, and I think there should be a level of respect for the fact that we’re the media and the media is supposed to be fair and unbiased,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends” this morning.
“I think I should be able, if I want to, to get to you.”
He added, “We’ll see what happens with the media.”
Trump, who was speaking to host Neil Cavuto on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” said he was hoping for the “very best.”
But, he added, the press is going to “be a very tough crowd.”
“I really want to thank everybody who’s come out, who’s been there, who has watched, who is a supporter, and we’ll be a very, very, tough crowd,” Trump told Cavuto.
The president-elect is also going to have to face questions about whether he has the “best temperament” for the job.
“He was a bully in the campaign.
He’s been a bully on Twitter.
He has been a very nasty person on Twitter,” Trump noted.
“And he said, ‘You can call me whatever you want.’
And he’s now, you know, I think he’s going to take that back.”
Trump said he wants the “greatest number of jobs” and the “strongest borders” to come through his administration.
He noted he has also been “very active” in building up the military and border protection.
Trump said it was “very difficult” for him to be President because he is a “little bit of a loser” and that he was “not the most well-rounded person.”
He said he believes his opponents “want to see him fail.”
“But the only way they’re going to fail is if I’m not able to do the job.”
And he said he has no plans to “take it to the voters.”
Trump also faced a question about his use of Twitter to attack a local TV station and the mayor of Atlanta.
“We have to stop doing this,” he said.
“You’re the president.
You’re the boss.
You have to get on the phone and talk to your people, and stop the bullying.”
Trump has faced criticism for using Twitter during his campaign and his presidency.
He is currently the president-expedition president.
And while he has faced controversy, his tweets have been mostly positive and generally supportive of the United States.