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Trump retweets attacks on CNN journalist

President-elect Donald Trump launched a stream of retweets Monday night that defend his claims of voter fraud and call out CNN’s Jeff Zeleny.

He also tweeted that the outlet is “so embarrassed by their total (100%) support” of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during the presidential election that “they don’t know what to do.”

Trump’s account retweeted several tweets attacking the CNN reporter and pushing the president-elect’s unsubstantiated claim that voter fraud in favor of Clinton occurred during the election.

@sdcritic: @HighonHillcrest @jeffzeleny @CNN There is NO QUESTION THAT #voterfraud did take place, and in favor of #CorruptHillary !”

Instead of using the “quote tweet” or “retweet” automated functions on the social media platform, Trump’s account appears to have copied and pasted other users’ messages. 

Some journalists, including Zeleny, tweeted back at Trump asking that he show his evidence of voter fraud.

Trump alleged — without evidence — on Sunday evening that there were “serious voter fraud” issues in three states during the election, calling out results from Virginia, New Hampshire and California. He also claimed, with no backing, that, “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”

Many news outlets covered the deluge of tweets from the president-elect, calling his claims false and not based on evidence.

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