Donald Trump broke his silence on Sunday morning at reports that he has been aware that Russia has been paying a bounty for the killing of American soldiers in Afghanistan, calling it fake news even though it has been confirmed by multiple news outlets including Fox News.
Taking to Twitter, the president wrote,"Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an 'anonymous source' by the Fake News @nytimes. Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us," before adding, "Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a field day, taking over important parts of Ukraine - Where’s Hunter? Probably just another phony Times hit job, just like their failed Russia Hoax. Who is their 'source'?"
It should be noted that Mark Meadows was not White House chief of staff at the time when it was reported the president was briefed on the intelligence.
You can see the tweets below:
...Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than the Trump Administration. With Corrupt Joe Biden & Obama, Russia had a fiel… https://t.co/94FF0BSJ3u— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1593343699.0
The Fake News @ nytimes must reveal its “anonymous” source. Bet they can’t do it, this “person” probably does not e… https://t.co/6M2VPp9SBi— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1593346931.0