Trump slammed for throwing insults at the media in the wake of attempted terror attack in NYC

President Donald Trump is receiving backlash for attacking the "failing" New York Times shortly after being briefed on an attempted terror attack in New York City Monday.

The president reportedly received word of the pipe bomb explosion in an underground subway passage spanning from Times Square to the Port Authority Bus Terminal less than an hour after the 7:20 a.m. incident.

".@POTUS has been briefed on the explosion in New York City," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter at 8:13 a.m.

Roughly an hour later, the president took to Twitter to accuse the Times of falsely reporting that he watches 4-8 hours of television a day. 

SEE ALSO: Trump blasts 'failing' NYT report of him watching 4 to 8 hours of TV a day

“Another false story, this time in the Failing @nytimes, that I watch 4-8 hours of television a day - Wrong! Also, I seldom, if ever, watch CNN or MSNBC, both of which I consider Fake News. I never watch Don Lemon, who I once called the "dumbest man on television!" Bad Reporting,” he tweeted.

The president's message prompted a strong reaction from many on Twitter who criticized Trump for targeting the publication in the wake of the attempted attack. 

"Think about this: there was a terror attack in NYC this morning. Trump’s home. And he tweets about Don Lemon before the terror attack. This is not a well man," one person tweeted, while another wrote: "A major explosion in NYC and Trump is griping about the NYT and Don Lemon? What a deplorable human being.... Yes, deplorable."​​​​​

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about his recent trip to Asia in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Think about this: there was a terror attack in NYC this morning. Trump’s home. And he tweets about Don Lemon before… https://t.co/ZIYJ5hJKE2
Suicide bombing in NYC, Trump starts the day by shitposting about Don Lemon. https://t.co/mfOOnz2HOf
@FoxNews @GOPLeader Meanwhile, Trump and the #MaGA gang only care about themselves... #NYC #TimesSquare pipe bomb… https://t.co/L8DSA9pheR
I hate that this is the world in which we live, but I'd much rather have Trump tweeting about Don Lemon than the NY… https://t.co/IoXhLJJ0U7
@LouiseMensch @realDonaldTrump @donlemon A major explosion in NYC and Trump is griping about the NYT and Don Lemon… https://t.co/cjIowaOEEs
Your Monday Morning wrap up: CNN - Terror on NYC subway MSNBC - Terror on NYC subway Fox - Terror on NYC subway… https://t.co/4ZRWlSkNQ3
Instead of tweeting about the bombing in NYC this morning, @realDonaldTrump decides to rant about "fake news" again… https://t.co/PHjWM3kMnF
I can't wait for Trump to announce that Don Lemon was behind the NYC blast, because surely that would be the only r… https://t.co/yUWleXubm1
Terrorist attack in New York City. Greatest city in the world!! And @realDonaldTrump tweets about DON LEMON??!! WTF… https://t.co/Jh2i9Grn5r
Bomb in NYC today. Trump is ranting about CNN, NYTimes, MSNBC, & Don Lemon https://t.co/oopq3xmNIR
Terrorist attempt in NYC, accusations of Trump's sexual assaults. Our President tweets today defending his tv viewi… https://t.co/NnyBvgkNS3
Liberals mad that Trump isn't tweeting about NYC this morning like... no fam he can keep tweeting about Don Lemon o… https://t.co/wYtSaFIFIh
To be perfectly clear here... A terror attack in Port Authority, NYC Trump responds the way he always does.. atta… https://t.co/jO7QPFOuHZ
It’s not just the stupidity of contradicting himself. It’s not just that he singled out a black host to demean. It’… https://t.co/zQNMCjdRG8
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