President Trump touted the success of his most recent trip to Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricane that ravaged the Island.
"I went to Puerto Rico, I came back -- we had an incredible day," Trump said in a previously taped interview that aired Saturday evening on the premiere of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's new show on TBN.
After Huckabee noted that he thought Trump was received like a "rock star," Trump replied: "It was crazy."
"The cheering -- it was deafening," he added.
Trump went on to say that everyone federal and local officials did a fantastic job and that the media portrayed his administration's handling of the response to Hurricane Maria "unfairly."
"Look, the media's fake," Trump said. "I'm here, and I sometimes ask myself, how did I ever get here with the horrible, unfair publicity."
A war of words between President Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz before his visit ensnared many a headline and brought into question the president's relief efforts for the island with many critics saying he was was slow to respond to the storm.
Trump told Huckabee that the governor and most of the mayors he met while visiting Puerto Rico on Tuesday received him positively.
While Trump has received praise from some in the media and lawmakers for his trip to Las Vegas and for his handling of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which battered Texas and Florida, his trip to Puerto Rico was not so well received.
He was targeted by condemnation after he noted that fewer lives were lost after Hurricane Maria than after Hurricane Katrina. He also was jeered after he threw paper towels into the crowd and told people they would no longer need flashlights, even as most of the island continued to be without power.