Amid investigations into the Trump administration's connections with Russia by the Senate Intelligence Committee and the recently-surfaced story that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson considered resigning from his post over the summer and reportedly called Trump a "moron" to other National Security and Cabinet members, Trump has had enough of the media.
In an angry tweet Thursday morning, Trump blasted the media, asking why the Senate Intelligence Committee isn't investigating media companies to get to the bottom of "why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE."
Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2017
Journalists were quickly outraged, and reminded Trump of a little thing called the first amendment:
Much to Trump's dismay, he can't control news that portrays him unfavorably:
But most journalists understand why Trump constantly lashes out at the press:
It doesn't make it any less outrageous, though:
If the news is FAKE like you claim, why don't you simply sue them for Libel and Defamation? If it was really FAKE, you'd prevail! Problem is it is REAL NEWS and you know you stand no chance in court!— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 5, 2017