President Donald J. Trump unleashed a torrent of insults against the fake news media this morning via Twitter calling the languid industry the "enemy of the people" and saying it purposefully causes "division and trust." He also warned fake news can cause war.
The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
The commander-in-chief also slammed the media for falsely reporting that he knew about a meeting between his son, Donald Jr., and Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election.
Fake News reporting, a complete fabrication, that I am concerned about the meeting my wonderful son, Donald, had in Trump Tower. This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics - and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
The president went on trash the Russian investigation as a rigged witchhunt and beatdown the press yet again for their shoddy reporting on this subject.
...Why aren’t Mueller and the 17 Angry Democrats looking at the meetings concerning the Fake Dossier and all of the lying that went on in the FBI and DOJ? This is the most one sided Witch Hunt in the history of our country. Fortunately, the facts are all coming out, and fast!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
Too bad a large portion of the Media refuses to report the lies and corruption having to do with the Rigged Witch Hunt - but that is why we call them FAKE NEWS!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 5, 2018
President Trump is correct -- fake news reports can have disastrous effects in society. Last fall, ABC News caused the stock market to tank by nearly 400 points for falsely reporting "that 'candidate' Donald Trump instructed Gen. Michael Flynn to contact the Russians. In reality, it was "president-elect" Donald Trump."