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Trump insisted Democrats and the media made up the whole Russia 'story'


President Trump insisted in a series of tweets Thursday morning that the ongoing story surrounding his administration's contact with Russia is "fake news" made up by the Democratic Party.

This echoes similar sentiments expressed Wednesday, but expands their scope. Trump previously accused the intelligence community of leaking information to the media. Now he insists the whole story is fake.

Here's part one of his rant against the Russian difficulties.

Here's part two.

As FiveThirtyEight editor Nate Silver noted, there's a contradiction in Trump's claims.

Trump has often harped on the size of his Electoral College victory. In one of his morning tweets, he referenced the number of electoral votes he won, 306. This, as many have noted, was far from a landslide victory. The New York Times said it was the 46th-biggest win out of 58 elections.

Trump did admit that Russia carried out cyberattacks during the presidential elections, so it's not clear which parts of the Russia story are "fake." 

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