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McConnell and Trump have very different views on the news

President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won't be bonding over a shared belief in fake news.

Trump often talks about his dislike of most news organizations, Fox News being the main exception, tweeting on Monday morning that the "very dishonest Fake News Media is out of control!" and telling the "Fake News" it should listen to Liberty University's Jerry Falwell, who was "fantastic on Fox & Friends."

McConnell has a different outlook. Later Monday, he revealed during a Q&A with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the Louisville Chamber of Commerce that his "view is that most news is not fake, but I do try to look at a variety of sources." McConnell was asked which publications he reads, and he said he reads articles from different outlets for balance. "I try not to fall in love with any particular source," he said.