In a press release, the White House Office of the Press Secretary lauded Washington Post fact-checkers in spite of Donald Trump's repeated attacks on the newspaper.
Dave Levinthal, a senior reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, flagged the ironic press release in a Tuesday tweet.
"The @Office of the Press Secretary sends out an official statement touting the ace fact-checking efforts of the @ ," Levinthal tweeted, "which @ routinely calls "FAKE NEWS" and accuses of fabrications."
"Because, of course," he added.
Levinthal included screenshots of four tweets where the president called the newspaper "fake news" or criticized it, often in conjunction with his criticisms of Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos.