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Fake news media never been so dirty, where is their apology: Trump on Twitter

US President Donald Trump did not specify which story triggered his tweets, which came hours ahead of attorney general Jeff Sessions’ appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee

world Updated: Jun 13, 2017 20:23 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Washington
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US President Donald Trump attends an event at the White House on Monday.(Reuters)

US President Donald Trump went after the “fake news media” on Tuesday, accusing the country’s press of publishing false stories. He said the press had descended to a “new low”.

“The Fake News Media has never been so wrong or so dirty. Purposely incorrect stories and phony sources to meet their agenda of hate. Sad!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The US President did not specify which story had triggered his online fuming.

Trump had repeatedly accused the country’s media of printing incorrect stories related to his administration.

His latest tweet came hours before Attorney General Jeff Sessions was set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Politico reported.

Sessions’s testimony followed former FBI Director James Comey’s highly-anticipated appearance before the same panel last week over possible ties between Trump’s campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

Sessions will likely face tough questions over his dealings with Russian officials during the poll campaign and whether he had a role in the firing of Comey.

Comey said that Sessions may have had an undisclosed third meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

First Published: Jun 13, 2017 19:05 IST