Donald Trump blasts media as 'disgusting and corrupt' in latest Twitter rant

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Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday morning, attacking The New York Times and the media as 'disgusting and corrupt' and blamed what he called dishonest reporting for his recent dip in the polls.

"If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%,' the Republican nominee tweeted.

Trump was referencing to the latest polling numbers that show Hillary Clinton leading the Republican nominee by roughly seven points.

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The failing @nytimes has become a newspaper of fiction. Their stories about me always quote non-existent unnamed sources. Very dishonest!
The failing @nytimes talks about anonymous sources and meetings that never happened. Their reporting is fiction. The media protects Hillary!
The failing @nytimes, which never spoke to me, keeps saying that I am saying to advisers that I will change. False, I am who I am-never said
If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%
My rallies are not covered properly by the media. They never discuss the real message and never show crowd size or enthusiasm.
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Trump's Twitter rage has been specifically aimed at a report from the New York Times claiming forces inside the billionaire's campaign are on "failing mission" to curb his rhetoric on the trail. The piece added to a growing narrative that some insiders on team Trump have given up on trying to change him. At least one Trump backer quoted in the piece claimed the GOP nominee often seems to make gaffes every "three or four days."

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Mitt Romney has been critical of Trump's rhetoric. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Senator John Thune (R-SD) addresses delegates during the third session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Lee speaks during the Utah Solutions Summit Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Donald Trump's running mate Mike Pence is scheduled to make his first visit to Utah on Thursday since becoming a vice presidential candidate, and the Indiana governor is expected to use the visit to help bolster support for the Republican nominee. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush has not endorsed Trump, and insiders revealed in September he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton.

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Former President George W. Bush campaigned for his brother Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Monday, during the primary, and has taken what many think were subtle digs at Trump. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, was one of Donald Trump's primary targets during the primary season. 

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Former Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich stayed in the primary longer than most other candidates, and notably refused to appear at the GOP convention in the same arena with Trump, attending other events instead. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), a close friend to Sen. John McCain, has been a vocal critic of Trump's. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Although he didn't endorse Trump during the 2016 convention, Ted Cruz eventually changed his mind, saying in September he'd vote for the GOP nominee (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) 
Pictured: George Pataki participates in CNBC's 'Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate' live from the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday, October 28th at 6PM ET / 8PM ET -- (Photo by: David A. Grogan/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
In this June 9, 2014, file photo, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk R-Ill., speaks in his office in Chicago. In his fight to keep his Senate seat, Kirk has repeatedly criticized opponent Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's service as director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. His latest attacks come in two new campaign ads. But the ads leave out important facts and context. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) addresses the second session of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida August 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
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The GOP candidate fired back at the paper, questioning the validity of the sources used in the article. "Their stories about me always quote non-existent unnamed sources. Very dishonest!," said Trump.

Trump also dismissed claims that his team is pushing for him to pivot as November's election looms, saying that "the failing @nytimes, which never spoke to me, keeps saying that I am saying to advisers that I will change. False, I am who I am-never said."

The article claims that "Mr. Trump's advisers now hope to steady him by pairing him on the trail with familiar, more seasoned figures," and also states that his team "believe he is nearly out of time to right his campaign."

Trump continues to call reports that his campaign is fledgling "fiction," saying the media "protects Hillary."

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Officers from the NYPD embrace a man to stop him from climbing the outside of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Officers from the NYPD embrace a man to stop him from climbing the outside of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Officers from the NYPD monitor a man as he climbs the outside of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A man climbs the outside of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Officers from the NYPD watch as a man climbs the outside of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., August 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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