Trump: 'Frankly Disgusting' That Media Can Report 'Whatever They Want'
President Trump blasted the press during a Q&A with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trump, soliciting questions about his NAFTA negotiations, was asked about a report that he irked Secretary of Defense James Mattis by asking for "ten times" the current American nuclear capability.
"General Mattis put out a statement saying that was fake news," Trump said. "I never discussed increasing it. I want it in perfect shape. That was just fake news by NBC."
Trump said it is "frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write anything they want to write."
"The press should speak more honestly. They have sources that don't exist... They make up the sources," he said, noting that the NBC report relied on multiple anonymous sources within the administration.
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