‘Soooo wrong!’ Trump comes out swinging against NYT claim he’s been compromised by Chinese spies

President Donald Trump has refuted an uncorroborated claim by The New York Times that Chinese and Russian operatives have been eavesdropping on his iPhone calls to friends.

“When President Trump calls old friends on one of his iPhones to gossip, gripe or solicit their latest take on how he is doing, American intelligence reports indicate that Chinese spies are often listening,” the TImes reported Wednesday, adding “Russian spies are routinely eavesdropping on the calls, as well.”

To back this salacious accusation that the president is a gossip queen who flagrantly violates the government’s protocols — which is something that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton actually did — the Times cited “several current and former officials,” all of whom chose to remain anonymous.

In two tweets posted Thursday morning, the president responded to this claim by labeling it another example of the media’s “fake news.”

“The New York Times has a new Fake Story that now the Russians and Chinese (glad they finally added China) are listening to all of my calls on cellphones. Except that I rarely use a cellphone, & when I do it’s government authorized. I like Hard Lines. Just more made up Fake News!” he wrote in one tweet.

Look:

In an additional tweet, the president blamed the highly partisan and toxic political environment in contemporary America on the media’s continuously “false and inaccurate reporting.”

“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!” he wrote.

The political climate in America has become increasingly intense as angry rhetoric by certain political figures and members of the media escalates.

The rhetoric has ranged from liberal media pundits whitewashing the terrorist-like behavior of Antifa to Democrat politicians explicitly calling for the harassment of Trump administration officials.

The media have also repeatedly been caught using false claims and allegations to stir up anti-Trump animosity among the Democrat base.

After President Donald Trump referred to MS-13 gang members as “animals” earlier this year, for instance,the media twisted his words to accuse him of describing all illegal immigrants as “animals.” Included among the outlets that smeared the president was The New York Times:

The fact that this tweet still remains on the Times’ Twitter feed suggests those in the media — particularly those at the Times — have little interest in the actual facts.

Will media elites like CNN’s Jim Sciutto who was one of many to quickly to pounce on the NYT story and disseminate end up wearing egg on their faces, again?

Time will tell, but in the meantime the response on social media to the Times’ latest claim was widespread mockery and derision:

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