The media fights back after President Donald Trump decided what he thinks is fake news (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
In this Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a White House senior staff swearing-in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Trump’s economic plans are nothing if not ambitious. Yet even to come anywhere near his goals, economists say Trump would have to surmount at least a half-dozen major hurdles that have long defied solutions. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Donald Trump’s war on the media shows no signs of slowing down. On Saturday morning, he sent out a set of tweets bashing The New York Times and The Washington Post–two of the biggest papers in the nation that lean to the left. Recently, he’s taken issue with the media’s reporting of his inauguration crowds.

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The New York Times fired back at the president’s claim that their number of subscribers are “dwindling.” Saying that “subscribers & audience at all-time highs” and declaring “supporting independent journalism matters.”

This is not the first time that Trump has blasted the New York Times. According to the Trump Twitter Archive, the president has tweeted about The New York Times and their reporters on thirty-five occasions. He’s called them “failing,” a “dying newspaper” and several other names.


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According to InfoPlease, The New York Times is currently the third most popular newspaper in the United States with a circulation of 1,120,420, while The Washington Post has 699,130. Steve Bannon, the president’s chief of staff, declared in a recent New York Times interview that the press is the “opposition party” and that the media should “keep its mouth shut.”

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