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Trump lashes out at media in bizarre series of tweets

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Donald Trump lashed out at
the media on Sunday.

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  • President Donald Trump lashed out at the media in a
    series of tweets Sunday afternoon to complain about negative
    coverage.
  • Trump blamed “haters” for the overwhelmingly negative
    coverage of his presidency.
  • Trump’s tweets come hours after it was revealed he met
    with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger last week, and
    was warned by Sulzberger about the danger of his anti-press
    rhetoric.

President Donald Trump lashed out at the media in a series of
tweets Sunday afternoon to decry what he characterized as
invasive and negative coverage.

Trump took aim at what he called “unpatriotic” journalists
“driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome” and
complained about negative coverage of his administration.

It was not immediately clear which achievements Trump was citing.

The statistic Trump cited, that 90% of his media coverage is
negative, is similar to the figure found by the Harvard University Shorenstein
Center
during Trump’s early days in office and
the one found in May by the right-wing media site NewsBusters.

Trump’s mention of the “failing New York Times” comes mere hours
after he tweeted about “a very good and interesting” meeting last
week with the publisher of the New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger,
who said in a statement he warned Trump about the “deeply
troubling anti-press rhetoric” he touts on Twitter and in person.

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