US President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Wednesday (13 December) to once again slam the mainstream media's negative coverage and assert that his use of social media is the "only way to get the truth out." Twitter, on the hand, is viciously roasting him over the statement and misspelling "media" when complaining about "fake news."
"Wow, more than 90% of Fake News Media coverage of me is negative, with numerous forced retractions of untrue stories," Trump initially tweeted. "Hence my use of Social Media, the only way to get the truth out. Much of Mainstream Meadia [sic] has become a joke!"
The president was referencing a media research study by the Media Research Center, a conservative press watchdog, which was cited on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday morning. He tagged Fox News in his tweet as well.
At the time of writing, the erroneous tweet has not been taken down.
Trump has continued to slam the mainstream media and deems stories critical of him and his administration as "fake news." Relations between Trump's administration and the media have soured in the wake of a series of reporting errors by US media outlets including CNN and ABC News.
During a press briefing on Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a heated exchange with reporters and lambasted them for "purposely putting out information that you know to be false."
"It's not an honest mistake when you are purposely putting out information that you know to be false or when you're taking information that hasn't been validated, that hasn't been offered any credibility and that has been continually denied by a number of people, including people with direct knowledge of an incident," Sanders said.
Twitter, on the other hand, immediately blasted Trump's latest remarks given his own history of making controversial statements and dubious claims on social media.
Some argued positive news coverage of his administration will only happen when it "does something good for once."
"Whenever you do anything positive, they report it: it's as simple as that. If you want more positive coverage, try being less sh*tty at your job and life overall," one Twitter user wrote.
"99% of your social media is lies," one person tweeted. "Like for example: When you falsely accused the former president of wiretapping. Or when you said he was from Kenya, remember that whopper? Should have really been a deal breaker for you being the president if you ask me."
Others proceeded to taunt the president over his latest spelling error and questioned how he managed to spell the word correctly in the first two instances and then incorrectly in the third usage within just one tweet.
"Is meadia the new covfefe?" one Twitter user questioned. Another said: "Meadia? Goodness, it's time for you to go."
"I miss having a president who could spell correctly," one person wrote.