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Trump Continues Assault On "Fake News Networks"

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President Donald Trump has continued his attacks on the media in posts to Twitter on Thursday, suggesting that the Senate Intelligence Committee should investigate what he calls "fake news."

The media has been a frequent target for Trump throughout his presidency, with the president typically using the term "fake news" to describe stories that are critical of him or his administration.

"Why isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!" Trump tweeted.

The latest tweet by Trump comes after a report from NBC News claimed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had considered resigning and referred to the president as a "moron."

Tillerson disputed the report in remarks on Wednesday, and Trump described the report as a "totally phony story" that was "made up by NBC."

The president specifically targeted NBC News in a subsequent tweet, criticizing the organization's reporting standards.

"Rex Tillerson never threatened to resign. This is Fake News put out by @NBCNews. Low news and reporting standards. No verification from me," Trump tweeted.

Trump's suggestion that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate the "fake news networks" comes as the committee is among several investigating alleged Russian meddling in last year's election.

(Photo: Michael Vadon)

by RTT Staff Writer

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