He never said he wanted to do this... as another poster pointed out in a thread above, certain people are being startled by the strawmen that were deployed against Trump during the run-up to the election.
Just because some news outlet says X about Trump doesn't make it true. You would think after all the recent hullabaloo over "fake news" that people would realize they just can't blindly take the media at face value, and that goes for establishment approved news like CNN and FOX and the Washington Post just as much as any other source.
NEWS FLASH: bias exists in reporting. Everybody has an agenda. Trump is not the devil, he's just the latest wanker to have been elected president. None of this should be surprising to anybody.