Trump goes on Twitter rant about ‘fake news’ amid reports of staff shake up

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President Trump is back on Twitter.


One day after returning from his first foreign trip, Trump fired off several messages on Twitter Sunday morning about recent leaks coming out of his White House, claiming they are made up by the “fake news” media.

The tweetstorm comes after the New York Times reported that Trump was told by his lawyers to limit his posts on Twitter, which they say can be used as evidence in any legal case against him. During his nine-day overseas trip, Trump was unusually subdued on Twitter. 

Reporters quickly pounced on the president’s claims that outlets like the New York Times and the Washington Post are making up stories. Both outlets have reported that Trump and his advisers are considering a shake-up of his senior staff in an attempt to contain the escalating problems caused by the various investigations into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign.

The Washington Post also reported that senior adviser Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, tried to create a backchannel line of communication back in December with Moscow during a meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.




New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman called Trump’s accusations “scary.”

“Trump’s claim that reporters make up sources is one of the most destructive things he’s said yet,” Sherman wrote on Twitter.

New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush, who has broken a number of stories about Trump (and been mocked on Saturday Night Live for it), responded to the president’s claims on Twitter. 

Conservative commentator and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol also weighed in on Trump’s Sunday morning allegations. 



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