Trump: 'The fake news media is out of control'

Trump: 'The fake news media is out of control'
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President Trump lambasted the "the fake news media" in a tweet early Wednesday, saying it is "out of control."  

"Wow, so many Fake News stories today. No matter what I do or say, they will not write or speak truth. The Fake News Media is out of control!" the president said. 

 

Trump's tweet comes as he faces scrutiny for his comments during a visit to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday. During the trip, he joked that relief efforts are breaking the federal budget and compared the death tolls from Hurricanes Katrina and Maria.

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“Sixteen versus literally thousands of people,” Trump said, noting the difference in the official death tolls. “You can be very proud.”

“Every death is a horror,” he said “But if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at what happened here with, really, a storm that was just totally overpowering — nobody has ever seen anything like this.”

The president in an earlier tweet on Wednesday slammed some of the coverage and said he had a "great day" on the island.