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.


“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.