Reviving his repeated attacks on media outlets which write stories that reflect negatively on his administration, the president sought to dismiss growing fears over the US economy and suggested - without providing any evidence - that journalists were colluding with his political opponents to mislead the public.
"The Economy is strong and good, whereas the rest of the world is not doing so well," he said in an early morning tweet.
"Despite this the Fake News Media, together with their Partner, the Democrat Party, are working overtime to convince people that we are in, or will soon be going into, a Recession.
"They are willing to lose their wealth, or a big part of it, just for the possibility of winning the Election. But it won’t work because I always find a way to win, especially for the people! The greatest political movement in the history of our Country will have another big win in 2020!"
It comes after a week in which the president's rhetoric lurched further towards quasi-authoritarianism, which included him talking about serving "14 more years" in the White House.
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