Trump Hits ‘Low-Life Leakers,’ Dems And ‘Fading’ Media In Latest Twitter Rant

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February 16, 2017 10:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump went after “low-life leakers,” Democrats and the media in his latest string of early-morning tweets posted Thursday.

Trump called on the “failing” New York Times to apologize, presumably for its reporting earlier in the week based on leaks from members of his administration.

He also complained about “low-life leakers” and the “FAKE NEWS media,” whom Trump accused of making up stories and “sources” but said was “more effective than the discredited Democrats.”

Before his election victory, Trump often praised Wikileaks for publishing hacked emails from members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

His love affair with leaks took a turn for the ironic in October when the New York Times published a bombshell report based on Trump’s leaked tax returns suggesting that he may have avoided paying federal income taxes for 18 years.

Trump’s campaign subsequently condemned the documents as “illegally obtained” and called the New York Times “an extension of the Clinton Campaign, the Democratic Party and their global special interests” for reporting on them.

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