Trump: Washington Post report on John Kelly ‘just another hit job’

Greg Nash

President Trump on Sunday ripped The Washington Post, calling the newspaper “fiction” and an article detailing White House chief of staff John Kelly’s decreased power “another hit job.” 

“The Washington Post is far more fiction than fact. Story after story is made up garbage – more like a poorly written novel than good reporting,” the president wrote on Twitter. 

“Always quoting sources (not names), many of which don’t exist. Story on John Kelly isn’t true, just another hit job!”

{mosads}The newspaper on Saturday described the chief of staff’s rise in the Trump White House and his current standing in an article titled “ ’When you lose that power’: How John Kelly faded as White House disciplinarian.”

Sources told The Hill in a report last week  that Kelly’s influence in the White House has faded in recent months. 

Trump often publicly attacks media outlets that publish stories about the administration and has called the Post and other outlets “fake news.”

He has also called the Post the “chief lobbyist” for Amazon. The online retailer’s chief executive, Jeff Bezos, owns the newspaper.

–This report was updated at 9:47 a.m.

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