Trump returned to the United States Saturday after a nine-day trip during which he did minimal - and muted - tweeting. "#FakeNews is the enemy!"
Twenty-three minutes later, the president's rant really began as he took on one of his favorite topics: Fake news.
Trump didn't refer to the Russian Federation investigation directly in his Sunday tweets but instead focused on a familiar theme: "fake news" and sources that "don't exist".
Perhaps unsurprisingly, he ripped what he calls the "Fake News" media.
"Big win in Montana for Republicans!"
And then he celebrated the "great success" of his Europe trip. "Hard work but big results", he tweeted.
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In a statement issued by the White House , Trump said the "alleged leaks coming out of government agencies are deeply troubling". Only five countries - Estonia, Greece, Poland, the United States and the United Kingdom - now meet the standard.
The Fake News Media works hard at disparaging & demeaning my use of social media because they don't want America to hear the real story!
The latest furor was stirred up after The Washington Post reported late Friday that Kushner - arguably Trump's closest White House aide, and husband of the president's eldest daughter Ivanka - made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof link with the Kremlin.
"Whenever you see the words "sources say" in the fake news media, and they don't mention names...it is very possible that those sources don't exsist but are made up by fake news writers".
Trump this weekend concluded his first trip overseas, with stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium.
His first tweet of the day was an innocuous celebration of Greg Gianforte's victory in Montana's special congressional election. "V was poorly covered". Gianforte apologized to the reporter involved in the confrontation during his victory speech Thursday night. Between #FakeNews tweets you might express some, I don't know, disapproval? There had recently been word that Trump's allies (and his lawyers) urged him to lay off Twitter as his scandals mount.