Trump criticises two major newspapers

Trump criticises two major newspapers

Donald Trump took to twitter once more to criticise members of the media for publishing "fake news" and being dishonest
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Donald Trumps' tense relationship with the media shows no sign of letting up following his first week in particular (AFP)

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).”

This is the latest battle in the ongoing war between Trump and the press, which has continued since the new president took office and shows no signs of letting up.

 

Source: AFP, DCMF

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