Trump renews attack on 'fake' media: 'Even worse since the election'


Donald Trump has a history of labeling any number of topics, reports, and media outlets as 'fake news,' and, on Monday morning, he continued with that line of attack.

He tweeted, "The Fake Media (not Real Media) has gotten even worse since the election. Every story is badly slanted. We have to hold them to the truth!"

Though he did not cite any specific recent instance, the opinion expressed about the media was not unfamiliar.

In early April and not long after the vote for the American Health Care Act was pulled, he announced via Twitter, "Anybody (especially Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party!"

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The day prior, he focused on Russia, tweeting, "It is the same Fake News Media that said there is 'no path to victory for Trump' that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam!" (3,Tweet)

Russia is a recurring theme in the 'fake news' allegations and has expanded beyond the social media platform.

During a press conference in February, Trump said, " can talk all you want about Russia, which was all a fake news, fabricated deal to try and make up for the loss of the Democrats, and the press plays right into it. In fact, I saw a couple of the people that were supposedly involved with all of this — they know nothing about it...It's all fake news."

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