President Trump slams CNN as 'garbage journalism'

President Trump took another aim at one of his frequent Twitter targets on Saturday.

He tweeted, "I am extremely pleased to see that @CNN has finally been exposed as #FakeNews and garbage journalism. It's about time!"

In response, CNN's Jake Tapper posted a series of tweets, noting, "More than 10% of tweets fr @realDonaldTrump as president have been attacking journalists. Far fewer discussing troops, opioid crisis, Syria, North Korea, Assad, punishment of Russia for election interference, how to deal with debt/deficit, famine in Africa, education, plans to rebuild US crumbling infrastructure, tweets specifically using the word 'jobs,' what to do in Ukraine, crisis in Venezuela..."

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Celebrity reactions to Trump's attack on Mika
Imagine having to defend this idiot. It's actually crazier than the idiot himself because they're actually aware of…
I am so fucking tired of waking up to horrible news.
I see Melania's campaign to end cyber bullying is off to a slow start
America elected a very shitty person to be President
'Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.' Abraham Lincoln
Every time someone says the president is a child or a toddler all I can think of is I've never met a child who's this much of a dick.
Can we send the president to Outward Bound or do you have to be the parent of a troubled teen for that?
sarah - lying - sad
Like every woman you've married hasn't had a face lift. U should also get one. And a body lift. And yes, w/this duck, its ok to man shame.
What was said this morning about @morningmika & @JoeNBC by the President of the United States is disgusting, disgraceful & beyond the pale
Silver lining of Trump tweets: teachable moments for young boys. "Don't u ever act like that. Real men don't speak this way to women." #Mika

Tapper continued, "attacking media does nothing for the troop in harm's way, the hungry child in Appalachia or inner city, the unemployed factory worker."

While Trump didn't provide specifics in the Saturday tweet, it comes days after CNN retracted a story that connected a Trump ally to the Russia probe.

Trump had tweeted earlier on the topic as well, "Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia,' with 3 employees forced to resign. What about all the other phony stories they do? FAKE NEWS!"

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