President-elect Donald Trump has awoken from his three-week hiatus of (debatably) diplomatic tweets since the election and attacked the media for bias reporting again.
It all began on Sunday when Trump tweeted he won the popular vote if you deduct "the millions of people who voted illegally", quoting a claim which appears on conspiracy site InfoWars.com which suggests three million undocumented immigrants voted illegally.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Election officials have denied any issue of illegal voting from non-citizens, which the U.S media have reported, but the President-elect doesn't appear to be pleased with the fact-checking from media outlets.
Cue the unleashing of outrage (particularly against CNN):
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016
.@CNN is so embarrassed by their total (100%) support of Hillary Clinton, and yet her loss in a landslide, that they don't know what to do.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016
The latest wave of 140-character onslaughts comes after Trump spoke about rebuilding his relationship with the media, starting with an interview with The New York Times.
Last week, Trump said "I just appreciate the meeting and I have great respect for The New York Times. Tremendous respect."
"It's very special. Always has been very special. I think I've been treated very rough. It's well out there that I've been treated extremely unfairly in a sense, in a true sense."
It seems CNN has hit another sore spot despite Trump disputing details of an election he won.Suggest a correction