The Trump campaign sent a fundraising email out calling the media "fake news" and inviting supporters to donate $1 to help President Donald Trump "drain the swamp."
The email was sent out at approximately 7:15 p.m. on May 16, Latest.com reported. It is tagged with the subject line "Sabotage."
Screenshots of the email have been circulating all throughout social media. The email defends Trump, calls the media "fake news" and quotes Steve Bannon:
You already knew the media was out to get us.
But sadly it’s not just the fake news… There are people within our own unelected bureaucracy that want to sabotage President Trump and our entire America First movement.
Steve Bannon was right when he said, 'If you think they’re going to give you your country back without a fight, you’re sadly mistaken. Every day is going to be a fight. That is the promise of Donald Trump.
They don’t want it to be America First. They want it to be Special Interests first to enrich themselves all while the citizens of our country remain an afterthought.
We have no choice but to completely DRAIN THE SWAMP. President Trump has already started cleaning house, but every day will be an uphill battle — and we need to be prepared to go into the trenches to FIGHT BACK.
The email comes in the aftermath of a series of bad publicity for the president.
On May 15, The Washington Post reported that Trump revealed highly classified information to Russia regarding the Islamic State. According to three unidentified government officials close to the matter, the source of the ISIS-related intelligence the president shared with Russia was Israel, NBC News reported.
On May 16, The New York Times reported that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn during an Oval Office meeting in February, according to an internal memo written by Comey.
“I hope you can let this go,” Trump told Comey, according to the memo.
Republican Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz has since written a letter to the FBI demanding that they turn over all “memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings” of discussion between Trump and Comey, The Washington Post reported.
"GOPoversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists," Chaffetz wrote on Twitter. "I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready."