Trump has used Twitter to mock the media, criticize Hillary Clinton and criticize NFL players.
But how far is he willing to go?
And how much is he prepared to pay for a war against the media?
Read moreThe president’s tweets have often been sarcastic, often making light of political controversies.
But it is the content of his tweets that has led to the most outrage.
“When I say that ‘the media is fake news’ I don’t mean to be mean,” Trump said on Aug. 5, before suggesting the media was biased against him.
“But the fact that the media is a totally corrupt enterprise and a total joke, I will tell you.”
Trump also claimed that the press is “going to be in jail” unless he agrees to “a massive tax hike.”
On June 14, he tweeted that “all the reporters in the media are a bunch of thieves,” which prompted a response from NBC News correspondent Savannah Guthrie, who said, “He’s a liar, and he’s a thief.”
“He just said he’d raise taxes, and I said, ‘You’re just kidding, but it’s going to happen,'” Trump responded.
“I’m not going to take that money.
And he’s not going out of his way to do that,” Trump continued.
“And I think the people are going to be with me.”
“This is a lie,” he said.
“I will not be taking money from them.
I will not do that.
I’ll take their money.”
On Tuesday, Trump responded to Guthrie’s question about whether he would “take their money” with a tweet that said, in part, “We have nothing to hide.
We have nothing but the truth.
No one can take that from us.””
I don’t want to take your money,” Trump added.
“It’s the truth.”
Trump has often called for the “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” and has frequently retweeted anti-Muslim sentiment.
“Every American should be alarmed and concerned by the fact there are still individuals living in this country who are willing to do harm to our country and to its citizens and who would like to harm innocent people,” Trump wrote in a tweet on Feb. 2.
“We must stop the flow of refugees into our country,” Trump tweeted on Aug 13.
“The first step will be to halt the flow into the U.S. of all refugees for at least a year.”
On Feb. 6, he also tweeted that he is “calling on the U.”
government to investigate a tweet from Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, that called Mexicans rapists and murderers.
“My daughter Ivanka has said she would consider voting for Dem Senator Cory Booker, the liberal, failed candidate from New Jersey, who has a track record of supporting the mass murder of millions of people and has a long history of anti-Latino, anti-women, anti–Second Amendment and anti-American sentiment,” Trump’s statement said.
“Ivanka has never once advocated violence or done anything of the kind,” he added.
“The real news is that @IvankaTrump is NOT a racist.
She is a smart, hard-working, patriotic, hard working woman,” the president wrote.
The tweet has since been deleted.
Trump also tweeted on Feb 12, “If I were in charge of security for the White House, I’d take out all of the reporters, photographers, photographers and videographers.
But they’re not going anywhere.
They’re working for the @nytimes, @NBCNews, @CBSNews, the @ABCNews and the many other fake news organizations.””
They’re not coming in,” Trump concluded.
“We’ll be okay.”
“When you’re on Twitter, the truth will set you free,” Trump promised during an appearance on Fox News on Feb 10.
“When you get a tweet and it’s false, and it has nothing to do with reality, it’s a terrible thing.”
“You know, it was just a tweet, and if you read it, you understand it,” he continued.
“You’re reading it because it’s in your head.
You’re not reading it out loud, but you are reading it in your brain.
You know what I mean?
But if I was in charge, I would take out the reporters.
I would do it immediately.
I wouldn’t allow it to go on.”
Trump, who was also criticized for calling the military a “mess” in his first speech as president, said he was a “warrior.”
“We have to be very, very careful.
And we’ve got to be a very, sharp-eyed warrior, and we have to take out these fake news websites, because they are all fake,” he told supporters in a speech at his Mar-a-Lago estate on June 17.
“Fake news, that’s what they are, they are