President Donald Trump has been on a tear this week in his ongoing war against the news media.
That war turned down an especially bitter path after three CNN staffers resigned over a retracted story about a member of Trump’s transition team, but Trump has been railing against the press since he announced his 2016 bid for the White House in the summer of 2015.
The president’s attacks have not stopped since he took office. A rough analysis by CNN on Thursday showed that during Trump’s time as president, he has attacked the media on Twitter more than he has tweeted about jobs or the military.
The tally, presented by CNN host Jake Tapper, showed Trump sent about 85 tweets attacking media, roughly 67 tweets about jobs, and about 27 tweets on the military as president.
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CNN has been a frequent target of Trump’s tweets and rants, with him often describing the network as “fake news.” On Thursday, Trump interrupted his own speech at the Energy Department to call out CNN again.
Trump has targeted other news outlets and personalities as well, including a deeply personal attack against MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough that prompted fierce rebukes from Republican lawmakers on Thursday.
Our rough analysis of 770 @realDonaldTrump tweets since his presidency began: 85 attacking press, 67 mentioning jobs, 27 on troops/veterans pic.twitter.com/IqRYSnvmqe
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 30, 2017
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