Trump steps up his media feud, says press are 'dangerous and sick' and can 'cause war'

  • In a furious tweet, the president again described the media as the “enemy of the people.”

Donald Trump upped the ante in his feud with the media early Sunday, with a furious tweet describing the “fake news” media as “dangerous and sick.”

The president again described the press as the “enemy of the people” and said it “can also cause war.”

The tweet is the latest chapter in his ongoing feud with the news media.

The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!

A week ago, Trump revealed on that he had met secretly with A.G. Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times.

Trump called the interaction “very good and interesting,” but that description was disputed by Sulzberger. While the president did not state when he met with Sulzberger, he tweeted that the two parties discussed “the vast amounts of fake news, and how that Fake News has morphed into phrase, ‘enemy of the people.'”

Sulzberger said he expressed concern about Trump’s “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric,” and that it was “eroding” the U.S. commitment to free speech and an unrestrained press.

–Javier David contributed to this article.

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