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President Trump launched a ferocious Twitter storm Monday against what he calls the Fake News Media, saying many “have become crazed lunatics” who are the “Real Opposition Party.”

The president’s first message focused on the media’s coverage of the economy, as he noted, “With all of the success that our Country is having, including the just released jobs numbers which are off the charts, the Fake News & totally dishonest Media concerning me and my presidency has never been worse. Many have become crazed lunatics who have given up on the TRUTH!…”

Trump said many were intentionally putting him in a bad light, using sources that don’t even exist when they publish or broadcast their stories:

“…The Fake News will knowingly lie and demean in order make the tremendous success of the Trump Administration, and me, look as bad as possible. They use non-existent sources & write stories that are total fiction. Our Country is doing so well, yet this is a sad day in America!”

He then sounded a familiar tune about the deceivers in media being the enemy of Americans:

“….The Fake News Media in our Country is the real Opposition Party. It is truly the Enemy of the People! We must bring honesty back to journalism and reporting!”

Trump then called out the New York Times specifically, regarding its reporting about the administration’s intentions on Syria:

“The Failing New York Times has knowingly written a very inaccurate story on my intentions on Syria. No different from my original statements, we will be leaving at a proper pace while at the same time continuing to fight ISIS and doing all else that is prudent and necessary!…..”

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