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Trump calls media 'bonkers' as he pushes his own shutdown narrative

Trump calls media 'bonkers' as he pushes his own shutdown narrative

There was a telling moment yesterday when President Trump was pushing back against still more media accounts he views as unfair.

That was a lie," Trump told reporters.

In saying the story plays to a narrative, the president was acknowledging that his public image is very different than the way he views himself — and, not shockingly, blaming the press.

"What you should do is give them Pinocchios" — handed out by the Washington Post fact-checker — because Mike Pence and Kevin McCarthy back his account of the meeting, Trump said.

And he throws in insults — bonkers, crazy, opposition party — that aren't always tied to a specific complaint.

Source: www.foxnews.com

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