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Trump demands New York Times and Washington Post apologize to Sean Hannity during bonkers Fox News interview

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President Donald Trump lashed out at the media during an exclusive interview with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.

The president repeatedly hyped the interview on Twitter.

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The interview, which lasted over 40 minutes, included a great deal of media criticism from the president.

“The Washington Post, The New York Times received Pulitzers for their quote ‘coverage of the Russian probe,'” Hannity noted. “You’ve seen the coverage over two-plus years. Russia, Russia, Russia. Trump, Trump, Trump. Collusion, collusion, collusion.”

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“Do you think the news media in this country — and their coverage on this — owes you an apology?” Hannity asked.

“Well, they do owe me an apology — big one,” Trump replied.

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“They owe you an apology and all of the people that you mentioned previously and somebody of the other people,” Trump added.

“I’m not holding my breath,” Hannity interjected.

“We actually had a lot of support,” Trump argued. “I watch you and Tucker and I watch Laura and your great guys in the morning with Steve and Ainsley and Brian. Brian came a long way, I kid him, but he came a long way. And so many other people.”

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“Not only on Fox, in all fair news. But you look at Jesse has been so great. Just so many people,” Trump said, also mentioning The Washington Times.

“We have far more support than people understand. If we didn’t, I wouldn’t even be talking to you right now,” Trump admitted. “It would be a total mess.”

The Washington Post and New York Times weren’t the only publications to draw Trump’s ire.

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“I think NBC is more corrupt than CNN if that’s possible,” Trump argued. “I think they were more hostile frankly than CNN which is hard to believe.”

“But this fake, fake, horrible stuff — nobody can believe how dishonest they have been,” he added.

Also on Thursday, it was reported Hannity is considering leaving Fox News for being insufficiently subservient to Trump.

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Orange County teens busted for singing obscure Nazi song while giving Hitler salutes

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Nearly a dozen high school students from Southern California delivered Nazi salutes and sang a Nazi marching song in a video posted on social media.

The video was uploaded to Instagram by one member of the boys’ water polo team at Pacifica High School in Garden Grove, California, along with lyrics to the song played for German troops during World War II, reported The Daily Beast.

A spokesperson for the Garden Grove Unified School District told the website administrators learned of the incident in March, four months after the video was posted, but declined to say whether any of the students were disciplined.

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Former US ambassador to Denmark torches Trump’s Greenland plan on CNN: ‘I laughed until I cried’

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Rufus Gifford, who previously served as the United States' ambassador to Denmark under former President Barack Obama, told CNN's John Berman that he can't believe President Donald Trump really thinks he can buy Greenland.

During a CNN interview Monday, Berman asked Gifford what his reaction was to the president publicly discussing his desire to do a "big" real estate deal with Denmark to buy Greenland.

Gifford did not respond positively.

"Honestly, I saw the Wall Street Journal headline when I was bound for Copenhagen," he said. "Like most people, I thought it was a joke. Reading more, it became confirmed. I shook my head, as I often say, many times as I've heard about Trump's foreign policy decisions, I laughed until I cried."

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Watch: Trump bluntly busted by FEC chair for pushing phony voter fraud accusations

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Appearing on CNN on Monday morning, the head of the Federal Election Commission had harsh words for President Donald Trump for continuing to push election fraud accusations, saying their investigation found absolutely no evidence to back up the president's claims.

Speaking with host John Berman, Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat who had been nominated in President George W. Bush's administration, got right to the point.

"Facts matter," Weintraub said of the president's accusations that he continues to repeat at his rallies. "And people of America need to be able to believe what their leaders tell them. It is damaging to our democracy to spread information that as you yourself just described as baseless."

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