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Trump takes to Twitter to lash out at 'fake news,' share Fox & Friends posts

President Trump spent Tuesday morning on Twitter lashing out at the "fake" media, posting news from Fox & Friends, and taking credit for the Gulf states' rift with Qatar:

"The FAKE [mainstream media] is working so hard trying to get me not to use social media," Trump tweeted at one point. "They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out."

Trump had also spent Monday morning tweeting aggressively about his travel ban, prompting The Wall Street Journal editorial board to write Tuesday that "some people with a propensity for self-destructive behavior can't seem to help themselves, President Trump apparently among them."