Donald Trump has lashed out at the news media again following his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki this week, the Daily Beast reports. Trump has been criticized by media figures, Democrats, and allies in the Republican Party for his statements on whether he believes U.S. intelligence when it comes to Russian interference in U.S. elections, or Putin.
In a Twitter outburst Thursday morning, he wrote: “The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war. They are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I’ll probably have a good relationship with Putin. We are doing MUCH better than any other country!”
Trump blamed Putin personally for election meddling in a CBS News interview broadcast Wednesday night.