News ID: 240663
Published: 0418 GMT March 26, 2019

Trump: Corrupt US media truly is 'enemy of the people'

Trump: Corrupt US media truly is 'enemy of the people'

US President Donald Trump has launched a new attack on “fake” and “corrupt” mainstream American news organizations, calling them “enemy of the people” and the "real opposition party".

Trump made the remarks on Tuesday a day after the Justice Department announced Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation found no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.  

Trump accused journalists of covering the so-called Russia probe unfairly, Presstv Reported.

"The Mainstream Media is under fire and being scorned all over the World as being corrupt and FAKE. For two years they pushed the Russian Collusion Delusion when they always knew there was No Collusion," Trump tweeted.

"They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!" he added, again using "enemy of the people" phrase -- echoing a Stalinist phrase used to describe political enemies.

Trump has claimed “complete and total exoneration” after the Justice Department announced Mueller’s investigation found no evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia in the 2016 election.

Mueller, a former FBI director, had been examining since May 2017 whether Trump’s election campaign colluded with Moscow to try to influence the 2016 presidential election and whether the Republican president later unlawfully tried to obstruct his investigation.

Attorney General William Barr, a Trump appointee, said in a four-page summary of the report released on Sunday that Mueller’s team had concluded that no one in Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated with the Russian government.”

However, Mueller’s findings left unresolved the issue of whether Trump obstructed justice by undermining the investigations.

Trump has seized on the summary of the Muller report clearing him of collusion as a complete vindication of his many claims to have been subjected to a "witch hunt" -- and that the media was part of it.

 

 

   
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