Trump criticizes coverage of congressman charged with assault

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President Trump claimed recent White House leaks are lies made up by “fake news writers” — and suggested the coverage of a Montana GOP congressional candidate attacking a reporter is “fake news,” in a Sunday morning tweet-storm.

“It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media,” Trump wrote.

“Whenever you see the words ‘sources say’ in the fake news media, and they don’t mention names… it is very possible that those sources don’t exist but are made up by fake news writers. #FakeNews is the enemy!”

He then punctuated the tirade with: “Does anyone notice how the Montana Congressional race was such a big deal to Dems & Fake News until the Republican won? V was poorly covered.”

Trump returned home from his first presidential trip abroad last night to the growing scandal over reports that his son-in-law and top aide Jared Kushner proposed setting up secret lines of communication to the Kremlin and is now under federal investigation.

On Thursday, Republican candidate Greg Gianforte won Montana’s vacant House seat — despite being charged for assaulting a reporter the day before.

Gianforte secured a 7-point victory over his Democratic opponent in the deep red state that Trump won by 20 points last year, in what the president declared a “big win” in another Tweet earlier Sunday morning.