Trump tells media to 'take two weeks off and come back rested'

Trump tells media to 'take two weeks off and come back rested'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPentagon update to missile defense doctrine will explore space-base technologies, lasers to counter threats Giuliani: 'I never said there was no collusion' between the Trump campaign and Russia Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles MORE on Monday lobbed yet another barb at the press, suggesting the "Fake News" should "take two weeks off and come back rested." 

"Amazing to watch as certain people covering me, and the tremendous success of this administration, have truly gone MAD!" Trump wrote on Twitter. "Their Fake reporting creates anger and disunity. Take two weeks off and come back rested. Chill!"

The president regularly derides negative press coverage as "fake news," and has in the past blamed the media for causing "great anger" and "division" in the country. He has regularly labeled news outlets and reporters the "enemy of the people."

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It's unclear what prompted Trump's latest tweet, but it comes in the wake of multiple reports over the weekend that placed fresh scrutiny on his relationship with Russia.

The New York Times reported Friday that the FBI was so concerned about Trump’s firing of former bureau chief James Comey that it opened an inquiry into whether the president was working on behalf of Russian interests.

And The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Trump has kept details of his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin from top officials in his administration, including withholding notes from an interpreter. 

The White House dismissed the reports as “inaccurate” and defended Trump’s record on Russia, while the president called the stories “insulting” and “ridiculous.” 

Democrats have seized on the reports to underscore the need to allow special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE to finish his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Some House committee chairmen have said they plan to look further into the concerns raised by the reports.