Trump Furious at Media

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Donald Trump says he is furious at media coverage of a comment he made on the “Second Amendment,” which many took as a call to arms. He is also angered by suggestions of growing dysfunction and confusion inside his campaign.

The US presidential election is less than 90 days away, but the Republican nominee continues to fire criticism, more often than not, against people and institutions other than his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton. His latest target is the media, AP reported. “I am not running against Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump said in a speech in Fairfield, Connecticut. “I’m running against the crooked media.”

Trump launched his latest broadside against the media for its coverage of his controversial remarks this past week about the Second Amendment, which stipulates people’s right to bear arms.

He warned a crowd that if Clinton became president, she would appoint judges that would support limits on the nearly unfettered access to guns that now prevails in the US. But he added that perhaps Second Amendment advocates could stop her.

The comment provoked widespread outrage, as many interpreted it as an oblique call to assassination—a charge Trump now vehemently denies.

“If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn’t put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%,” he tweeted.

That tweet was followed by: “My rallies are not covered properly by the media. They never discuss the real message and never show crowd size or enthusiasm.”

His claim that President Barack Obama and Clinton are co-founders of the terrorist group Islamic State was also widely criticized in the media, again raising the ire of the real-estate billionaire.