President Trump Calls for NBC to Stop Covering Russia story.
On Saturday, President Trump called for NBC News to stop covering alleged ties to Russia.
He instead wants them focus on his (thus far unfounded claims) that former President Obama had him under surveillance during the 2016 election. In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, Trump said this.
“When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?”
“It is the same Fake News Media that said there is ‘no path to victory for Trump’ that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam!” he added.
Russian interference in the election is the ongoing subject of multiple investigations. The President however has decried the claims on multiple occasions and often attempts to deflect attention to other topics.
Last month however, in a series of tweets, the President took the tactic to a new level. Trump has alleged former President Obama had him under surveillance, including wiretapping Trump Tower, during the 2016 election. Despite no evidence of the claims validity, including a statement by F.B.I. Director James Comey that he knew of no information rendering them true, Trump has stood by his allegations.
The tweets are the latest in Trump’s contentious relationship with the media. With the exception of his favorite, Fox News, most mainstream news organizations have felt the furry of his wrath. Whether the President truly believe he is receiving unfair coverage or simply cannot stand the bruise to his ego remains to be seen.