Trump lashes out at media hours after revealing 'very good' meeting with New York Times publisher

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  • President Donald Trump lashed out at the media in a series of tweets Sunday afternoon to complain about negative coverage.
  • Trump blamed “haters” for the overwhelmingly negative coverage of his presidency.
  • Trump’s tweets come hours after it was revealed he met with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger last week, and was warned by Sulzberger about the danger of his anti-press rhetoric.

President Donald Trump lashed out at the media in a series of tweets Sunday afternoon to decry what he characterised as invasive and negative coverage.

Trump took aim at what he called “unpatriotic” journalists “driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome” and complained about negative coverage of his administration.

It was not immediately clear which achievements Trump was citing.

The statistic Trump cited, that 90% of his media coverage is negative, is similar to the figure found by the Harvard University Shorenstein Center during Trump’s early days in office and the one found in May by the right-wing media site NewsBusters.

Trump’s mention of the “failing New York Times” comes mere hours after he tweeted about “a very good and interesting” meeting last week with the publisher of the New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, who said in a statement he warned Trump about the “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric” he touts on Twitter and in person.

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