Here's Who Trump Likely Just Called '#FAKE NEWS!'

President may be upset about NBC reporter Katy Tur's new book
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2017 2:10 PM CDT
Trump: Writers 'Know Nothing About Me & Have Zero Access'
President Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

"Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. #FAKE NEWS!" President Trump tweeted Tuesday. But who was the target of the president's online ire? Politico notes Hillary Clinton is a possibility, having released her new book, What Happened, on Tuesday. But Fox News believes there's a likelier candidate: NBC political reporter Katy Tur, who also released a new book, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History, on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, Tur gave interviews on NBC's Today and MSNBC's Morning Joe, where it's entirely possible the morning-show-loving Trump saw her.

Tur spent 2016 traveling with the Trump campaign, and the president "wasn't her biggest fan," in the words of Fox News. He called her "little Katy" and a "third-rate reporter." And Tur claims a Trump aide told her off the record that "Mr. Trump wants you to go f--- yourself." So what in Tur's new book could have set off the president? MSNBC has an excerpt: "I've learned that Trump has his own version of reality, which is a polite way of saying he can't always be trusted. He also brings his own sense of political decorum. I've heard him insult a war hero, brag about grabbing women by the pussy, denigrate the judicial system, demonize immigrants, fight with the pope, doubt the democratic process, advocate torture and war crimes, tout the size of his junk in a presidential debate, trash the media, and endanger my life." (More Donald Trump stories.)

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