President Trump: The media wants to see a war with Russia

President Trump on Thursday lashed out at the media over the coverage of his Monday’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

“The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war,” Trump tweeted. “They are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I’ll probably have a good relationship with Putin. We are doing MUCH better than any other country!”

And in another tweet, he wrote: “The Fake News Media is going Crazy! They make up stories without any backup, sources or proof. Many of the stories written about me, and the good people surrounding me, are total fiction. Problem is, when you complain you just give them more publicity. But I’ll complain anyway!”

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Trump posted similar tweets the day before as well.

“Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia. They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!” the president tweeted on Wednesday.

His tweets come after he was widely criticized for his press conference with Putin.

During the media event, Trump cast doubt on the US intelligence community’s findings that Russia made efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election and appeared to accept the Russian leader’s claim to the contrary.