In his latest attack on the media, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to criticise two major US newspapers on Saturday, hours before he was scheduled to speak to five world leaders, including Vladimir Putin.
Using his favoured method of communication, Trump wrote a number of tweets accusing The New York Times and The Washington Post as being dishonest and reporting ‘fake news.’
On Saturday morning, he wrote, the papers “got me wrong right from the beginning and still have not changed course, and never will. DISHONEST.”
“The failing @nytimes has been wrong about me from the very beginning. Said I would lose the primaries, then the general election. FAKE NEWS!” he added.
The newspapers also took to Twitter to reply to Trump’s accusations, with the NYT’s communications team posting: “.@realDonaldTrump Fact check: @nytimes subscribers & audience at all-time highs. Supporting independent journalism matters.”
Washington Post media columnist, Margarest Sullivan retweeted the comments from the Times, and added: “Subscriptions also spiking at now-profitable @washingtonpost, where the audience is bigger than ever (and the facts aren’t alternative).”
Source: AFP, DCMF