Trump hosted 14 members of "Angel Families" at the White House on Friday. Some of them held up photos of the loved ones whose murderers turned out to be illegal immigrants.
"We're gathered today to hear directly from the American victims of illegal immigration. You hear the other side, you never hear this side, you don't know what's going on," Trump said. "These are the American citizens permanently separated from their loved ones… because they were killed by criminal illegal aliens."
"These are the families the media ignores. They don't talk about them, very unfair," the president continued.
At this point, two of of three major US cable networks decided to cut away from the event, the Washington Examiner pointed out on Friday afternoon. Fox News stayed tuned to the meeting.
"I'm not sure why attacks on the media are necessary there," CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin said as she interrupted the coverage, adding that "obviously our hearts go out to them." CNN then returned to coverage of illegal immigrant families being separated after crossing the US border.