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Trump calls tariff story a fraud, ramps up media attacks


Added 06-11-19 03:29:01am EST - “When President Trump has a setback, he usually winds up ripping the way the media are covering it.” - Foxnews.com

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'MediaBuzz' host Howard Kurtz weighs in on President Trump calling a New York Times story on the Mexican tariff deal a fraud and his ramping up of attacks against the media.

That is what’s unfolding now in the wake of the Mexican tariff deal, part of a wave of anti-press postings that are unusually intense, even by Trumpian standards.

In fact, Trump gave a rare nod to the criticism that it’s unseemly for him to be personally slamming journalists and their outlets—this after denigrating “Little Donny Deutsch,” the MSNBC commentator, as a “disaster” who is not really a former friend but supposedly begged to be on “The Apprentice.”

“I know it is not at all ‘Presidential’ to hit back at the Corrupt Media, or people who work for the Corrupt Media, when they make false statements about me or the Trump Administration,” he tweeted. “Problem is, if you don’t hit back, people believe the Fake News is true. So we’ll hit back!”

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