Trump: When will press apologize for ‘knowingly’ getting ‘Russia Collusion Delusion story so wrong’

President Trump issued a strong rebuke of the mainstream press in an early morning tweet Saturday, accusing the “Radical Left Wing Media” of “knowingly” reporting falsely on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“When will the Radical Left Wing Media apologize to me for knowingly getting the Russia Collusion Delusion story so wrong?” Trump tweeted. “The real story is about to happen!”

{mosads}The president also questioned why major news outlets continue to be allowed on social media platforms, renewing his calls of “fake news.” 

“Why is @nytimes, @washingtonpost, @CNN, @MSNBC allowed to be on Twitter & Facebook. Much of what they do is FAKE NEWS!” he wrote. 

Trump’s remarks come as the president continues to take a victory lap on the findings of Mueller’s report, which did not find evidence of conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin in Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Trump has been fixated on the fallout from Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, seeking to put the spotlight on his adversaries and to block efforts to delve further into the special counsel’s findings.

Throughout Mueller’s 22-month long investigation, Trump sought to fight negative media reports about his campaign and administration, often casting mainstream news organizations as “fake news” and calling the press the “enemy of the people” on a number of occasions.

The president’s criticism also followed after Facebook announced Thursday that it was banning several “dangerous” figures, including conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. 

The platform said it has determined that those figures are “dangerous,” and removed them under their policy barring individuals and groups that promote hateful and violent messages.

Trump on Friday lamented social media “getting worse” for conservatives, writing that he was “continuing to monitor” alleged censorship on online platforms. 

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