‘Leaks real, the news is fake’: Internet left bemused by Trump media comments


‘Leaks real, the news is fake’: Internet left bemused by Trump media comments
  1. ‘Leaks real, the news is fake’: Internet left bemused by Trump media comments
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    President Donald Trump’s comments that leaks emanating from his government are real, but news about behind the scenes information being “fake” has created a bubble of confusion online. Read Full Article at RT.co…
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President Trump was bombarded with questions regarding the leaks that led to the resignation of his national security advisor, Mike Flynn, while announcing former assistant attorney general Alexander Acosta as his nominee for Secretary of Labor on Thursday.

Asked by a reporter whether the leaks coming from his administration were genuine, Trump said: “Well the leaks are real… the news is fake because so much of the news is fake.”

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The statement has resulted in a Twitter meltdown from some reporters and viewers of Thursday's White House press conference.

Responding online, NBC News reporter Bradd Jaffy tweeted: “Both. Of . Those. Things. Cannot. Be. True. At. The. Same. Time.”

Journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who last year reported how he had been assaulted via Twitter, described the comment as a historic presidential quote for “silliness”.

Meanwhile Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan, perhaps fed up with all the recent White House escapades, called for the return of former US presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon.

“All is forgiven,” he tweeted. “Trump just said he watches CNN and he doesn’t watch CNN in the same sentence. In the SAME SENTENCE,” he added.

Earlier Trump said leaks about government activities were ‘illegal’.

“The first thing I thought of is how does the press get this information that’s classified… it’s…

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