President Donald Trump was overcome with rage as he lambasted the New York Times on Monday for reporting about his suspicious transactions flagged by Deutsche Bank as potential money laundering.
In a ranting tweetstorm, Trump attacked The Time’s report and denied that he had trouble getting loans from U.S. banks.
“The Failing New York Times (it will pass away when I leave office in 6 years), and others of the Fake News Media, keep writing phony stories about how I didn’t use many banks because they didn’t want to do business with me,” Trump tweeted. “WRONG! It is because I didn’t need money. Very old fashioned, but true. When you don’t need or want money, you don’t need or want banks.”
“Banks have always been available to me, they want to make money,” he said. “Fake Media only says this to disparage, and always uses unnamed sources (because their sources don’t even exist).”
He then rolled out his habitual attack on journalists as “the enemy of the people,” and again called the special counsel investigation of his campaign a “hoax.”
“The Mainstream Media has never been as corrupt and deranged as it is today,” Trump tweeted. “FAKE NEWS is actually the biggest story of all and is the true ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! That’s why they refuse to cover the REAL Russia Hoax. But the American people are wise to what is going on.”
And he wasn’t done.
“Now the new big story is that Trump made a lot of money and buys everything for cash, he doesn’t need banks,” Trump wrote. “But where did he get all of that cash? Could it be Russia? No, I built a great business and don’t need banks, but if I did they would be there…and DeutscheBank was very good and highly professional to deal with – and if for any reason I didn’t like them, I would have gone elsewhere….there was always plenty of money around and banks to choose from. They would be very happy to take my money. Fake News!”
The president is still tweeting.