President Donald Trumps tweets on Tuesday afternoon came after he accused news outlets of being “deceptive” in their coverage of his administration and accused them of using “fake news” in the form of “fake tweets, fake Facebook posts, fake videos, fake news.”
Trump, who often accuses media outlets of bias, took aim at the news media during his remarks, calling them “the enemy of the American people.”
He said that they are the “enemy of the country,” but added, “There will be some consequences.”
Trump also noted that he had spoken with the leaders of CNN, MSNBC, ABC, Fox News, and NBC.
Trump’s tweets came on the heels of a week of major negative coverage of the Trump administration, with news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Politico reporting that Trump was not aware of the number of people killed in the attack on the American embassy in Libya.
Trump has long blamed the media for being dishonest and saying he is losing support among the American public.
He has also suggested that media outlets are “rigging” polls, and claimed that the media is trying to rig elections in his favor.