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Trump Asks 'Fake News Media' For 'Apology' On Twitter

| by Jonathan Constante

President Donald Trump has once again taken to Twitter to call out the "fake news media."

The commander in chief is continuing to wage his war against the journalism profession with his latest early morning Twitter spiel, Mediaite reported.

"The Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty," Trump tweeted at 5:35 a.m. on June 13. "Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!"

This is far from the first time the president has blasted the media. While speaking at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump had some choice words for journalists.

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"A few days ago I called the fake news the enemy of the people, and they are -- they are the enemy of the people," Trump said, according to USA Today.

Trump went on to say that "the fake news media doesn't tell the truth." He added that reporters should not be allowed to use anonymous sources, and said "we're going to do something about it."

It is not clear what specifically set the president off this time. Trump tweeted again nine minutes later, expressing his disappointment with the 9th Circuit's decision to once again rule against his travel ban.

"Well, as predicted, the 9th Circuit did it again -- Ruled against the TRAVEL BAN at such a dangerous time in the history of our country. S.C.," the president tweeted at 5:44 a.m.

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The latest Trump tweetstorm sparked debate among social media users. Some came to the defense of the president, while others were less sympathetic.

"Liberals have an agenda and it's not in America's best interest," wrote one user, whom Trump retweeted. "Keep fighting the good fight! We stand with you President Trump!"

"Donald Trump is doing what he believes is best for this country and our country elected him, like it or not," wrote another.

"'Agenda of hate,' is that a direct reference to the Muslim Ban, The Wall, or just your presidency in general?" asked one user.

"You sustain your denial by clinging to a profoundly distorted belief that you are always right, even when objective evidence says otherwise," tweeted another.

Matt Small of The Associated Press even invited Trump to a phone interview.

"How about you take this opportunity to set the record straight, Mr. President?" Small tweeted. "I'm available right now to do a phone interview with you."

One user asked Small if the president called him.

"No, but he's welcome to," Small responded. "I happen to think his use of Twitter offers great potential for accessibility and engagement. But he's only using it for propaganda."

While Trump has been highly critical of the media, he has previously sung the praises of "Fox & Friends."

Trump sent out another tweet at 7:48 a.m.

"Fake News is at an all time high," the president tweeted. "Where is their apology to me for all of the incorrect stories???"

Sources: Mediaite, USA Today, Donald J. Trump/Twitter (23), Twitter (2, 3, 4), Matt Small/Twitter / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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