Trump defends son, accuses media of 'distorting democracy' – New York News

President Donald Trump in a burst of Sunday tweets accused the news media of “distorting democracy” while also comparing the controversy surrounding his eldest son’s meeting with Russians for dirt on Hillary Clinton with two scandals that dogged her 2016 campaign.


“HillaryClinton [sic] can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” the president tweeted.

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He was referencing questions Clinton received ahead of her Democratic primary debate against Bernie Sanders and the mass removal of emails from the private server she had kept as secretary of state — both brought to light in Democratic Party emails hacked by what U.S. intelligence concludes is the Kremlin.

Trump, who spent the weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, also tweeted a reminder of his long-standing anger with his portrayal in the news media.

“With all of its phony unnamed sources & highly slanted & even fraudulent reporting, #Fake News…

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