Trump Escalates Attack on the Media, Warns Journalists 'Can Cause War'

At the same rally Trump boasted he can take down the Republicans who oppose him, saying at an Ohio rally that he “destroys” the careers of GOP politicians

U.S. President Donald Trump speaking to reporters after signing a proclamation declaring his withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, May 8, 2018.
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U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted early Sunday morning that the "Fake News" is "very dangerous & sick" and can "can cause a war!" Trump's tweet came the morning after he spoke at a rally in Ohio in which CNN's Jim Acosta was jeered at by a mob. 

"The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!"

At the same rally Trump boasted he can take down the Republicans who oppose him, saying at an Ohio rally that he “destroys” the careers of GOP politicians who dare defy him.

“How do you get 100 percent of anything? We always have somebody who says ‘I don’t like Trump, I don’t like our president, he destroyed my career,' ” Trump said.

“I only destroy their career because they said bad things about me and you fight back and they go down the tubes and that’s OK,” he added.

First daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump last week appeared to break with her father, saying she does not think the media is the “enemy of the people.”