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 TrumpTrump campaign buys full page ads in Miami newspapers ahead of Dem debates Trump administration's 'forced diplomacy' with Iran isn't working Roy Moore trails Republican field in Alabama 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."


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 (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump 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.