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Trump Slams The ‘Disgusting’ Media For Making His Reelection ‘More difficult’ By Covering His Trade War

In a flurry of tweets early Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a furious attack against the US news media, accusing it of trying to hurt his reelection chances by reporting the sudden drop in the stock market and the prospect of a recession as a result of his trade war.

“Before I arrived in France, the Fake and Disgusting News was saying that relations with the 6 others countries in the G-7 are very tense, and that the two days of meetings will be a disaster,” Trump said on Twitter amid the Group of 7 Summit in France. “Just like they are trying to force a Recession, they are trying to ‘will’ America into bad Economic times.

“The worse the better, anything to make my Election more difficult to win,” Trump added, before asserting that G-7 nations were getting along and that the U.S.’s economy was the “talk of the world.”

Trump’s remarks came after a tumultuous week in which the trade war between the U.S. and China escalated further.

The president on Friday triggered a drop in U.S. stock markets and ignited deeper concerns about economic downturn after calling on American businesses to stop doing business with China.

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