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Trump: ‘Russia Talk is FAKE NEWS Put Out by the Dems’

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President Trump, who has has a relatively lively weekend on Twitter, decided to enlighten his followers by revealing the identity of those responsible for what he termed “Russia talk.”

“Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems,” the President tweeted, pointing out that it was being “played up” by his favorite target, the media “in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!” Trump ended his tweet with an exclamation mark which has become a trademark for his tweet endings.

The tweet is a reiteration of what the President has long claimed — that Democrats have been pushing stories of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential race, and that the press has been spreading what he claims to be fake reports on the matter.

Though after being pressed and widely criticized, the President did at one point make an equivocal admission that perhaps Russia was involved in the hacking, he has both before and after that admission forcefully attacked the media for reporting on it and blamed the Democrats for manufacturing it.

Earlier this month, Trump tweeted that “The Democrats had to come up with a story as to why they lost the election, and so badly (306), so they made up a story – RUSSIA.”

He followed that up by an attack on the media, complementing it for being more effective than the Democrats for distributing the “fake news,” but then saying that the media is rapidly losing credibility on the matter. “FAKE NEWS media, which makes up stories and ‘sources,’ is far more effective than the discredited Demcrats – but they are fading fast!”

After weeks of embarrassing leaks occurring from his White House at historical rates, Trump decided to attack the messenger in order to deflect from the message. Most recently, he attacked the FBI for not being able to identify the sources of leaks, ordering them in true Trump fashion to find them by tweeting “FIND NOW!”

Meanwhile, Trump’s continued attack on anyone who points to a connection between him or his campaign and Russia have only helped fuel calls by friends and foes for investigations.

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