President Donald Trump on Sunday morning tweeted that “fake news” is treating his son unfairly for meeting with a Russian lawyer, adding that the media is “distorting democracy” in America.
“HillaryClinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” the president said in a series of posts. “With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News is DISTORTING DEMOCRACY in our country!”
The president on the social media platform also thanked former adviser Michael Caputo for defending the administration against accusations of colluding with Russia. In the same vein, he thanked attendees of the U.S. Women’s Open golf tournament “who far out-numbered the protesters.” Trump attended the tournament, which was held on his golf course at Bedminster in New Jersey, on Friday.
Trump often uses Twitter to rail against the media. The president in particular has criticized the media for what he calls unfair and biased coverage.
His son, Donald Trump Jr., has come under intense scrutiny since the New York Times last weekend published a story detailing his meeting, along with then-campaign manager Paul Manafort and adviser Jared Kushner, with a Russian lawyer.