Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' media over 'corrupt coverage of the illegal Democrat Witch Hunt'

The president took a dig at CNN and MSNBC and said that they had both "tanked" in the wake of the news, and noted that Fox News' ratings were "up big."


                            Donald Trump attacks 'fake news' media over 'corrupt coverage of the illegal Democrat Witch Hunt'

President Donald Trump attacked the "Fake News" media on Tuesday, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report submission over the weekend, and said that it "lost tremendous credibility with its "corrupt coverage of the illegal Democrat Witch Hunt."

The president took a dig at CNN and MSNBC and said that they had both "tanked" in the wake of the news, and noted that Fox News' ratings were "up big."

The Republican also labeled himself everyone's all-time favorite president, according to reports.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Trump said: "The Fake News Media has lost tremendous credibility with its corrupt coverage of the illegal Democrat Witch Hunt of your all-time favorite duly elected President, me! T.V. ratings of CNN & MSNBC tanked last night after seeing the Mueller Report statement. @FoxNews up BIG!"

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) speaks to members of the media as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) (R) look on after he arrived at a Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol March 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. Congressional top Democrats have demanded Attorney General William Barr to release special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation report for the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) speaks to members of the media as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (L), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) (R) look on after he arrived at a Senate Republican weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol March 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. Congressional top Democrats have demanded Attorney General William Barr to release special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation report for the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

 

Trump, in his previous tweets, also shared clips and quotes from Fox News. The network reported that according to figures, Fox News was the most-watched cable network in total day and primetime on Monday.

It also stated that 'Hannity' was the number one cable news show with over four million total viewers. Fox News averaged 2.3 million total viewers on Friday, while MSNBC had 1.7 million and CNN had 1 million, according to the Daily Mail.

A letter from Attorney General William Barr, on Sunday, confirmed that Mueller had found no evidence of any possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in an effort to influence the 2016 elections in his favor.

Trump, on Tuesday morning, tweeted: "The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all over the World as being corrupt and FAKE. For two years they pushed the Russian Collusion Delusion when they always knew there was No Collusion. They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!"

Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks after attending church on March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. (Getty Images)
Special Counsel Robert Mueller walks after attending church on March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Special counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election to Attorney General William Barr. (Getty Images)

 

The president's campaign has also reportedly challenged multiple TV networks to stop booking interviews with Trump's opponents who had claimed over the past two years during the Mueller probe that there was concrete evidence of collusion.

Multiple other Trump supporters also lashed out at news outlets that had suggested the possibility of a collusion between the president and Russia.

Fox News host Sean Hannity was among the firsts to lash out and tweeted: "MSNBC CONSPIRACY NETWORK LIARS FAKE NEWS CNN LIARS NY TIMES WAPO LIARS."

 

"Starting Monday we will hold every deep state official who abused power accountable. We will hold every fake news media liar member accountable. We will hold every liar in Congress accountable," Hannity tweeted.

While White House aide Kellyanne Conway commented on the issue by responding to a tweet by Charlie Kirk which claimed that nearly 13 stories per day were being written about the investigation: "Wasted ink. Imagine if a fraction of these stories were committed to providing Americans with 'news they can use'."