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‘The Press Should Be Ashamed of Themselves’: Trump Slams Media Over Stories Based on Leaks

During today’s press conference held to announce his new Labor Secretary nominee, President Donald Trump was immediately asked about recently ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. And, of course, he took the opportunity to slam the media for its reporting on the story.

After explaining that he called for Flynn’s resignation due to what he said to Vice President Mike Pence and not over his communication with Russia, Trump went on to rip the press for writing stories based on classified information.

“It was given illegally,” he said. “That’s the real problem.”

He ended his answer by shaming the media.

“It’s an illegal process and the press should be ashamed of themselves,” Trump stated.

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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