Just after 8 a.m., President Donald Trump fired off three tweets criticizing the New York Times and the Washington Post.
Trump’s critiques are largely in line with his previous comments about the news media in general and those two newspapers in particular. On Nov. 13, shortly after winning the election, Trump tweeted that the New York Times was losing subscribers because of their “very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the "Trump phenomena.”
Trump has also been sharply critical of the Washington Post’s coverage of him, at one point revoking the paper’s media credentials because of their “inaccurate” coverage of him.
Both the Times and the Post disputed Trump’s claims Saturday, stating that subscriptions and readership are actually on the rise.
Later, Trump sent out a tweet memorializing the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster that occurred 31 years ago on Jan. 28.
McClatchy will be compiling and providing links to fact checks of Trump’s tweets on merit throughout his presidency.