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US President Donald Trump calls New York Times a fake news joke

Trump has been accusing journalists of printing incorrect stories and suggested that the media portrayed him as being disengaged from the legislative process of repealing Obamacare.

world Updated: Jun 29, 2017 10:52 IST
US President Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump.(AFP Photo)

US President Donald Trump attacked The New York Times for carrying another “false story” and labelled the paper as a “fake news joke” .

Trump has been accusing journalists of printing incorrect stories and suggested that the media portrayed him as being disengaged from the legislative process of repealing Obamacare when the opposite is true.

The New York Times carried a story titled “On Senate health bill, Trump falters in closer’s role.”

Minutes later, Trump added a second post on Twitter, “Some of the Fake News Media likes to say that I am not totally engaged in healthcare. Wrong, I know the subject well and want victory for US”

Trump has suffered an embarrassing setback on a key campaign pledge after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell delayed a vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare .The Republican bill now will not be considered until after the Senate’s week-long 4 July recess.