Trump: I would have 'far less reason to tweet' if I was covered accurately

Trump: I would have 'far less reason to tweet' if I was covered accurately
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTom Arnold claims to have unreleased 'tapes' of Trump Cohen distances himself from Tom Arnold, says they did not discuss Trump US military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea MORE on Monday blasted the press, suggesting he might not have to tweet if he was given fair coverage by news outlets.

"If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to 'tweet,' " the president-elect tweeted.

"Sadly, I don't know if that will ever happen!"
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Trump often takes to Twitter to hammer critics or make campaign announcements. He has faced scrutiny in the past over the tweets he sends out on his personal account.
 
He often uses the medium to rail on the media, saying its coverage of him is inaccurate and biased.
 
Last week, the president-elect spurred controversy after alleging serious voter fraud and claiming he would have won the popular if you "deduct the millions of people who voted illegally."
 
Later in the week, the president-elect said on Twitter that no one should be allowed to burn the American flag. He suggested those who do should face consequences, such as a loss of citizenship or a year in jail.
 
Trump's top aide, Kellyanne Conway, said Sunday it is still undetermined if the president-elect will keep control of his personal Twitter account when he takes office.
 
"That's going to be up to him, the Secret Service and others who have to help decide those issues," Conway said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. 

"I will tell you, people look at his social media accounts ... as a very good platform of which to convey his message." 

She added: "He's a unique person that's been following his instincts and judgments from the beginning." 

Disgraced ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli shared Trump's latest tweet and suggested he agreed.

"feel u," Shkreli tweeted.