The Oval

Media Remains Enemy #1

President Trump was back to his sparring match with the news media on Twitter this week. Looking at his 69 tweets this week, two of his most-used words were “fake” and “news,” followed closely by “Russia” and “president.” His most-used word was “great” and the word “media” tied with “democrats” for the sixth most-used word in the president’s tweets.

While Congress and journalists were tweeting about the Helsinki Summit press conference between Trump and Putin, Trump’s Twitter activity focused instead on the “fake news media” and their characterization of his comments.