Donald Trump on Monday blasted The Washington Post for a story over the weekend that reported aides brought him 'reams' of opposition research on the lawmakers who make up the 'squad' and complained the media has 'gone bonkers.'
It marks the second time the president has complained about The Post's story - headlined '"He always doubles down": Inside the political crisis caused by Trump's racist tweets - since the paper published it on Sunday.
'The Amazon Washington Post front page story yesterday was total Fake News. They said “Advisors wrote new talking points and handed him reams of opposition research on the four Congresswomen.” Now really, does that sound like me?,' Trump tweeted in a four-tweet rant Monday morning.
President Donald Trump blasted The Washington Post for a story over the weekend that reported aides brought him 'reams' of opposition research on the 'squad'
'What advisors, there were no talking points, except for those stated by me, & "reams of paper" were never given to me. It is a made up story meant to demean & belittle. The Post had no sources. The facts remain the same, that we have 4 Radical Left Congresswomen who have said very bad things about Israel & our Country!,' he noted.
'The Mainstream Media is out of control,' Trump complained. 'They constantly lie and cheat in order to get their Radical Left Democrat views out their for all to see. It has never been this bad. They have gone bonkers, & no longer care what is right or wrong. This large scale false reporting is sick!'
He concluded with: 'Fake News Equals the Enemy of the People!'
Trump often criticizes stories on his administration he doesn't like, labeling them 'fake news.' He also reissued his slam of the press as the 'enemy of the people.'
The Post, owned by Amazon.com owner Jeff Bezos, is a frequent target of the president's wrath.
Trump also insisted Monday there were 'not talking points' on the 'squad' - made of Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley.
But the president held up pages of opposition research during a Cabinet meeting last week and told reporters: 'I have a list of things here. I’m not going to bore you with it because you would be bored.'
He was also photographed on Monday with crib