Trump: Fake news claims 'finally sinking in'

Trump: Fake news claims 'finally sinking in'
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President Trump early Sunday said media organizations have “lost cred,” pointing to a recent poll that found almost half of voters think the media make up stories about him.

“It is finally sinking through. 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS, even worse!” Trump tweeted. “Lost cred.”

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released last week found that 46 percent of voters think the media fabricate reports about Trump and his administration.

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Just 37 percent of voters disagree and another 17 percent are undecided.

Seventy-six percent of Republicans think the media fabricate stories about Trump, while just 20 percent of Democrats agree and 65 percent of Democrats disagree.

The poll was conducted after Trump went after media companies in a series of tweets, saying that their broadcast licenses should be challenged and potentially revoked.

"Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Not fair to public!"

Trump also called reporters at some news networks “fiction writers” in a tweet last Tuesday.