WATCH: Jon Stewart has a Stinging Message for the Media

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On Monday, former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart appeared on the “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert and shared a message with the media about U.S. President Donald Trump’s treatment of the press.

In his introduction, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert called the President’s relationship with the media, noting that it “really hit a new low Friday” when Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, barred reporters from certain media outlets from attending a press briefing.

Colbert joked, “BuzzFeed was excluded because Spicer didn’t like the answer he got for ‘Which Gilmore Girl Are You?’”

He then continued, showing a clip of Trump claiming that nobody appreciates the First Amendment like him, to which he stated, “If you love the First Amendment, set it free. If it comes back, don’t let it in the press briefing.”

After Colbert explained that “the root of all this conflict is that Donald Trump calls any story he doesn’t like, ‘fake news,’” Stewart  emerged from under Colbert’s desk to express his distaste for Trump’s treatment of the media.

“I mean the whole thing, is just, it’s just—it makes me so crazy! It makes me crazy. It’s upsetting!”

Later in the segment, the two played a clip from Trump’s press conference where he claimed that he had the “best electoral college win since Reagan.”

Stewart slammed the President’s claim, saying, “It’s the biggest win since Reagan, if you don’t count everyone since Reagan.” He later added, “he’s lying on purpose. You can tell because he uses the phrase ‘believe me.’ Nobody says ‘believe me,’ unless they are lying.”

Watch the full segment here:

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