- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 19, 2018

President Trump accused the “Fake News Media” Thursday morning of going crazy with the Russia coverage.

The president insisted the summit with President Putin was a success while saying the media was “the real enemy of the people.”

Mr. Trump said stories about him and people in his circle are “total fiction.”

He also claimed that the media would rather see a “confrontation that could lead to war” than the U.S. president have a good relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mr. Trump did thank Fox News, which he has consistently said is a real news network, for showing video of him acknowledging Russia as the source of 2016 election interference. 

The president doubled down on “fake news” accusations during his European trip, arguing that the media is ignoring the productive work he did with foreign leaders.

Mr. Trump accused MSBNC and CNN of being fake news on foreign soil, even having a tense back-and-forth exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta during his press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May Friday.

• Gabriella Muñoz can be reached at gmunoz@washingtontimes.com.

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