Trump criticizes US media for ‘fraudulent, highly inaccurate’ Iran coverage

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US President Donald Trump has lambasted “fake news media” for what he said was its “fraudulent and highly inaccurate coverage of Iran.”

“The Fake News Media is hurting our Country with its fraudulent and highly inaccurate coverage of Iran. It is scattershot, poorly sourced (made up), and DANGEROUS,” he tweeted.

But in Trump’s view, the coverage had one positive effect.

“At least Iran doesn’t know what to think, which at this point may very well be a good thing!” he added in the tweet.

On Wednesday, Trump criticized reports from the Washington Post and the New York Times and denied that there were any disagreements in the White House regarding Iran.

The Trump administration has ordered non-essential diplomatic staff out of Iraq, citing threats from Iranian-backed Iraqi armed groups, and sent an aircraft carrier and heavy B-52 bombers to the region.

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