President Trump: “It Is Critical That Certain Media Outlets Stop Spreading False Rumors & Panic… Get This Stuff Over With, Then Go Back To Your Fake News”

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Saturday during the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, President Trump addressed news outlets, telling them to stop reporting “fake news” during the coronavirus crisis.

“It’s really our sole consideration, we want to save lives. We want as few lives lost as possible. It is therefore critical that certain media outlets stop spreading false rumors and creating fear and even panic with the public,” said the Commander in Chief.

“It’s just incredible. I can name them, but it’s the same ones, always the same ones,” the president explained.

President Trump said the news outlets “are looking for ratings”, adding that it is “so bad for our country”.

“It’s so bad. You look at the levels of approval ratings, and they are the lowest they’ve ever been for media,” he pointed out. “It’s so bad for our country, so bad for the world.”

“They ought to put it together for a while. Get this stuff over with, and then go back to your fake news,” the president recommended. Continued Below

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Earlier in the day, President Trump took to Twitter slamming CNN, writing: “CNN is Fake News.”

“They will take a good story and make it as bad as is humanly possible. They are a JOKE!” he also declared. Video Below

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