Well, the turbulent relationship between President Trump and the press isn’t looking to improve any time soon.

The Hill reports that Trump made the remarks before a small-business group in Washington:

During a speech to a small-business group in Washington, Trump said the “fake news” reports about children being separated from their families at the border are aiding human traffickers.

“They are helping these smugglers and these traffickers like nobody would believe,” Trump said of the media. “They know exactly what they’re doing.”

The president accused news outlets of covering child separations more than congressional hearings about an inspector general report about the Hillary Clinton email probe “because those hearings are not good for them.”

“The whole thing is a scam,” he told members of the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

Too far? CNN’s Chris Cillizza thinks so, but his tweet didn’t exactly provoke the response he was likely looking for.

… and that was about the most sympathetic tweet Cillizza received in response.

Did we mention that Trump’s approval numbers are going up? We’ll just leave this here again in case anyone from CNN is reading: