'It's very possible these sources don't exist': Trump accuses reporters of making up anonymous sources

President Donald Trump on Sunday continued his war on the “fake news” media by accusing reporters broadly of making up sources.

Following another week of negative stories about the widening investigation into top Trump advisers’ communications with Russia, the president accused the media broadly of creating fake sources within the White House, a charge made without specificity or evidence.

“It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” Trump wrote.

He continued:

Trump’s Sunday mini tweet storm represented a return to form for a president who largely refrained from tweeting anything provocative or controversial during his trip abroad last week.

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that a legal team may review Trump’s tweets before they are sent out, while the New York Times said the president has been urged by staff to stop tweeting.

For his part, Trump has repeatedly been an anonymous source in his life as a politician and as a businessman, and is also familiar with creating fake personalities in dealings with the press.

As a real-estate developer in New York, Trump masqueraded as his own publicist to brag about himself to reporters.

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