US President Donald Trump has described his frequent use of social media sites as an essential means to fight back against “dishonest and unfair” press coverage, many of which he dismissed as “pure fiction.”
“I use Social Media not because I like to, but because it is the only way to fight a VERY dishonest and unfair ‘press,’ now often referred to as Fake News Media,” Trump wrote in a Saturday tweet, adding, “Phony and non-existent ‘sources’ are being used more often than ever. Many stories & reports a pure fiction!”
Trump’s latest tweet came following a report published by The New York Times, detailing how the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began to launch a counterintelligence probe into the Trump presidential campaign during the country’s 2016 election. That report cited several current and former American as well as foreign officials.
This is while the US president has regularly clashed with the mainstream…