Trump said that if the media covered him honestly, he'd be ahead of his opponent Hillary Clinton by 20 percent.
Trump also criticized the coverage of his rallies, saying the "real message" is never discussed.
Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort echoed these thoughts Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper.
“You could’ve covered what he was saying, or you could try and take a side and take the Clinton narrative, and you chose to do that instead,” Manafort said. “You had a number of things that were appropriate to this campaign, were part of what Mr. Trump has been talking about.”
He added, "Instead, you took an aside that the Clinton narrative told you was something, Mr. Trump told you he didn't mean, and you played it out for two days."
Manafort was referring to the media’s response to Trump’s statement about “Second Amendment people” at a rally in North Carolina some interpreted as a threat.
“If [Clinton] gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although, the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know,” he said.