Trump rips 'failing' New York Times, 'disgusting and corrupt' media
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDem rep: Trump can't deliver on promise because of Russia probe Trump turns up heat on AG Sessions over recusal Trump: 'I won't say' that I should be on Mount Rushmore MORE early Sunday blasted The New York Times after a critical story said he is ignoring advisers' pleas amid falling poll numbers.

In a series of tweets, Trump called the report “fiction.”

Trump said he would be leading Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump turns up heat on AG Sessions over recusal Mellman: Trump love? Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate Judiciary reportedly drops Manafort subpoena | Kushner meets with House Intel | House passes Russia sanctions deal | What to watch at 'hacker summer camp' MORE by 20 percent if "the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn't put false meaning into the words I say."

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In a story titled “Inside the Failing Mission to Tame Trump’s Tongue,” advisers told the Times that Trump’s mood in private is often sullen and erratic.

“He veers from barking at members of his staff to grumbling about how he was better off following his own instincts during the primaries and suggesting he should not have heeded their calls for change,” the story says, adding that the billionaire “broods about his souring relationship with the news media.”

— This report was updated at 9:04 a.m.