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Trump Lashes Out at 'Fake News': ''They Totally Misrepresent What I Say'

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By    |   Thursday, 17 August 2017 06:44 AM

President Donald Trump slammed "Fake News" early Thursday on Twitter.

"The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is," the president wrote. "They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!"

The post came amid fallout from his widely broadcast, unscripted news conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday in which he doubled down on his assertion that both sides bore responsibility for the violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"You look at both sides," Trump said in an angry exchange with reporters in the lobby of his building on New York City's Fifth Avenue. "I think there is blame to project on both sides.

"I have no doubt about it. You don't have doubt about it, either," he said. "If you reported it accurately, you would say that.

"You had some very bad people in that group," he said of the counter-demonstrators. "You also had some very fine people on both sides.

"You had people – and I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, they should be condemned totally – you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists," Trump added. "The press has treated them absolutely unfairly.

"In the other group also, you had some fine people — but you also had troublemakers, and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats.

"You had a lot of bad people in the other group, too," he said.

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President Donald Trump slammed "Fake News" early Thursday on Twitter. "The public is learning (even more so) how dishonest the Fake News is," the president wrote. "They totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry etc. Shame!"
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