Trump: Truth doesn’t matter to media, only ‘hatred & agenda’

Trump: Truth doesn’t matter to media, only ‘hatred & agenda’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau intends to wrap up count on Oct. 5 despite judge's order Top House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents New Yorkers report receiving ballots with wrong name, voter addresses MORE in a tweet early Thursday ramped up his criticism of the media, saying “truth doesn’t matter to them.”

“I just cannot state strongly enough how totally dishonest much of the Media is. Truth doesn’t matter to them, they only have their hatred & agenda,” he said.

“This includes fake books, which come out about me all the time, always anonymous sources, and are pure fiction. Enemy of the People!”

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The tweet followed several others attacking CNN and its president, Jeff Zucker.

The tweets come after Trump on Wednesday lambasted the network and veteran journalist Carl Bernstein for a July report about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

“CNN is being torn apart from within based on their being caught in a major lie and refusing to admit the mistake," Trump tweeted Wednesday evening. "Sloppy @carlbernstein, a man who lives in the past and thinks like a degenerate fool, making up story after story, is being laughed at all over the country! Fake News”.

Bernstein co-wrote a CNN article that reported Trump's former lawyer and "fixer," Michael Cohen, was willing to testify before special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE that Trump knew about the June 2016 meeting between campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Government funding bill butts up against deadline | Pentagon reports eighth military COVID-19 death | Trump, Pentagon collide over anti-diversity training push Voters split on whether Trump, Biden will win first debate: poll New Monmouth poll finds Biden with 6-point lead MORE.

Lanny Davis, Cohen's attorney, later confirmed that he was Bernstein’s source.

Davis, who is an opinion contributor at The Hill, said it was a “major mistake.”

“I regret not being much clearer in saying I'm not sure about this story,” Davis said. “It's a major mistake for which I am 100 percent sorry. Period. I never should have done it unless I was certain and could prove it.”

CNN has stood by Bernstein’s reporting.

--This report was updated at 7:37 a.m.