About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with parents and teachers, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump bashed Obama, US intelligence and the 'fake news media' in a morning tweetstorm


UPDATE 12:34 p.m.:

Trump doubled down on his claims that the leaks about ties to Russia were attempts to cover up for Hillary Clinton's election loss during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He also called the leaks "illegal," months after saying, "I love WikiLeaks" when it revealed information that was damaging to Clinton.

UPDATE 8:25 a.m.: Trump insisted the "real scandal" was that leaks were occurring. 

UPDATE 8:03 a.m.: FiveThirtyEight editor Nate Silver pointed out a contradiction in Trump's tweets.

UPDATE 7:44 a.m.: Trump then implied the Obama administration was too soft on Russia.

UPDATE 7:33 a.m.: Trump said the NSA and FBI "should not interfere in our politics."

UPDATE 7:22 a.m.: Trump said the intelligence community was illegally leaking information. 

UPDATE 7:10 a.m.: Trump said the reports of ties to Russia are an election-based coverup.

ORIGINAL STORY:  President Trump's first tweet Wednesday morning attacked the news media, which he said was "going crazy with their conspiracy theories and blind hatred."

The exception to this rule was Fox News, particularly "Fox & Friends." 

This comes after a tumultuous day in the Trump administration, as it dealt with the fallout of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation and a New York Times report that many campaign aides had contact with Russia during the campaign

Here's the full tweet.

It's not the first time he's praised Fox News over other networks.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark