Trump: 'Fake News' Trying to Start War With Russia

Fires off series of tweets after coverage of Putin meeting
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President Donald Trump Thursday (July 19) accused the news media of trying to provoke a war with Russia, appearing yet again to ratchet up his attacks on journalists.

The claim came in a series of tweets following reporting on his press conference earlier in the week with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

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Calling them the "Fake News Media," Trump said they were making up stories without sources or proof, that they were the "enemy of the people" and the following:

CNN's Jake Tapper pointed out Thursday that while Trump had called journalists the enemy of the people, he had no such harsh words in public for Putin.

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