According to The Hill, Dickerson made the comments during an interview with Salem Radio talk host Hugh Hewitt. Click Here for Audio.
He analyzed the president's repeated attacks on the press during a Thursday press conference, which included Trump declaring the American people don't trust the media the way it used to.
"That one comment, ‘they don’t trust you anymore,’ is a summation of where we are in America,” Hewitt observed. “Because I really do think Manhattan-Beltway elites have lost the country. They’ve lost it. There’s just no confidence.”
“Yes, it’s true, and it’s not because of anything obviously Donald Trump did,” Dickerson concurred. “The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own, and we can have a long conversation about what created that.”
Dickerson, who took over as "Face the Nation" moderator in 2015, compared press coverage of Trump to meteorologists who overhype every storm in their forecast.
Dickerson went on to say that the press had overhyped many little stories about Trump, leading to many other reports not being viewed with much credibility by the American people. The CBS host also said that the media must represent the American people to the president when asking questions.
A recent poll by Emerson College found that more people in the U.S. trust Trump than the media.
On Friday, President Trump Tweeted:
Dickerson commented on Friday's CBS Evening News: