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Trump starts the morning with a rant on fake news, NAFTA, and 'Cheatin' Obama'

President Trump wasted no time in sharing his thoughts this morning, penning several tweets that slammed news networks with "a sick and biased AGENDA," demanded action against an immigrant caravan from Honduras, and boasted a poll that showed a 50 percent approval rating.

The president's tweetstorm was primarily focused on media networks that broadcast critical news coverage. Trump's longtime foe, CNN, was the center of a tweet that claimed that journalists could only get a job at the network by being "totally anti-Trump." The "Fakers" at NBC, ABC, and CBS were also called out, as Trump defended the conservative Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the media conglomerate that has come under fire for requiring all affiliate station anchors to read an anti-fake news script. According to the president, other networks are simply jealous of Sinclair's quality reporting.

Between his media critiques, the president turned back to his concern over the "caravans" of migrants headed to the U.S. from Central America. Trump has tweeted about the group of migrants — mostly individuals headed to the U.S.-Mexico border, fleeing instability in Honduras — in recent days, threatening to stop the "cash cow NAFTA" in order to pressure Mexico into cracking down on the migrants.

To finish up the morning's Twitter session, Trump thanked the conservative-leaning Rasmussen poll that reported Monday that half of voters approve of the president's performance, higher than most other polls show. Trump touted the results, inventing a new nickname for his predecessor in the process. "Thank you to Rasmussen for the honest polling. Just hit 50%, which is higher than Cheatin' Obama at the same time in his Administration," he tweeted.