Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to rip “totally biased and fake news” reports on ABC and NBC related to the FBI’s investigation into Russia interfering with the presidential election.
Just watched the totally biased and fake news reports of the so-called Russia story on NBC and ABC. Such dishonesty!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2017
FBI director James Comey admitted for the first time on Monday that the bureau is investigating if anyone from the Trump campaign worked with Russia to influence the election. In addition, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is under fire for his ties to a Russian billionaire who allegedly wanted to advance Putin’s agenda.
Trump has waged a war on mainstream media, often referring to the industry as the “opposition party” and calling particular organizations “fake news.” CNN is typically the target of his Twitter attacks, but the president apparently decided to watch NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, the FBI is looking into some right-wing websites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars that potentially worked with Russia to help Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, according to McClatchy.
Citing “two people familiar with the inquiry,” McClatchy reported that the FBI wants to know if the sites had any role in “a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories,” some of which included fake news.
The president also tweeted a video in which he says Americans were told “many lies” regarding Obamacare.
— President Trump (@POTUS) March 23, 2017