Trump: Social Media Is 'My Form of Telling the Truth'

By Susan Jones | October 30, 2018 | 6:09 AM EDT

President Trump says Ronald Reagan would have used social media, too. (Photo: Screen capture)

( - President Trump, the nation's first tweeter-in-chief, says President Ronald Reagan might have used social media to respond to his many liberal critics, too -- if social media had existed in the 1980s.

"He would have fought back," President Trump told Fox News's Laura Ingraham Monday night. "He didn't have social media. When they--it's my form of telling the truth. Here's the problem, we have a lot of supporters. You know that better than anybody. All you have to do is look at your ratings, OK? But you know it better than anybody. Those supporters know that they're lying.


"I watched 'Meet the Press' this weekend. Everything was so falsely put, putting words in in people's mouths."

(Some of the guests on "Meet the Press" suggested that President Trump is indirectly responsible for crazy people doing crazy things because he "sets the tone for the country," as one person put it.)

President Trump's overnight tweets included two that clarified his use of the phrase "enemy of the people."

Trump made it clear that the media isn't the enemy of the people -- but the "fake news" is:

-- CNN and others in the Fake News Business keep purposely and inaccurately reporting that I said the “Media is the Enemy of the People.” Wrong! I said that the “Fake News (Media) is the Enemy of the People,” a very big difference. When you give out false information - not good!

-- Check out tweets from last two days. I refer to Fake News Media when mentioning Enemy of the People - but dishonest reporters use only the word “Media.” The people of our Great Country are angry and disillusioned at receiving so much Fake News. They get it, and fully understand!

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