“You know, it was sort of interesting because I noticed some of the press…and I’m not even knocking them, because honestly they’ve been treating me very good on this subject. What’s to treat badly? But some of the press would say, ‘he’s meeting with them, therefore he had a major loss.’ I said, ‘since when?’ ” Trump said.

“You know, other wanted to [reach a deal,] but it never worked out, it probably could never have worked out, but we really have gotten a lot,” he added, pivoting back to his praise for the talks between him and Kim.

Hannity had spent part of his show prior to the airing of his taped interview with Trump slamming media coverage of the meeting, specifically CNN’s.