President Trump unleashed a series of tweets Sunday lambasting the news media's coverage of his administration, saying that he won't "allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the dying newspaper industry."
"When the media - driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome - reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic!"
The backdrop: His Twitter tirade comes hours after he announced that he had met earlier this month with A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, which Trump claimed involved a discussion "about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media. But Sulzberger issued a statement afterward that he accepted the meeting "to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric."
The rest of Trump's Twitter thread:
"Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news accurately. 90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving, it’s no surprise that confidence in the media is at an all time low! I will not allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the dying newspaper industry. No matter how much they try to distract and cover it up, our country is making great progress under my leadership and I will never stop fighting for the American people! As an example, the failing New York Times and the Amazon Washington Post do nothing but write bad stories even on very positive achievements - and they will never change!"