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President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Monday morning to address recently released polls on his executive order, which indefinitely blocks Syrian refugees and temporarily suspends immigration from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. In response to the polls shared by several major news outlets, Trump called the negative feedback on the travel ban “fake news.”

In one tweet, Trump challenged polls that showed a majority of Americans oppose the travel ban. He called the “negative polls” fake, adding “sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.” The poll, which was released by CNN/ORC, found that 53 percent oppose the order while more than half oppose Trump’s his plan to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In another tweet, which according to the New York Times appears to take aim at rumors Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon is actually the one calling all the shots in the White House, Trump again called out the “fake news media.” “I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it,” Trump wrote, addressing what he referred to as “lies” from the media.

This is, of course, not the first time Trump has attacked the media. On Twitter, he has called multiple media organizations “fake,” “dishonest,” “failing” and “inaccurate.” A search of the word “fake” on Trump’s Twitter archive yields more than 40 results, many regarding the media. Despite Trump’s attempts to undercut the media, subscription numbers from major outlets such as the New York Times and Vanity Fair seem to tell a much different story.

See how social media reacted to Trump’s latest tweets below:

Social Media Reacts to Trump’s “Fake News” Tweets

What are your thoughts on Trump’s tweets regarding “fake” news? How do you feel about his anti-media rhetoric? Sound off in the comments section below!

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