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.
Whenever you see the words ‘sources say’ in the fake news media, and they don’t mention names….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2017
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.
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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