Trump labels the media 'enemy of the American People'


US President Donald Trump released a tweet on Saturday (NZ time), and its contents might just make it his most controversial yet.

"The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!" he wrote.

Of the major US news outlets, only right-wing TV network Fox News was spared his wrath. He also didn't mention far-right website Breitbart, whose former editor Steve Bannon is now Mr Trump's chief strategist.

Two hours later, the President lambasted the media again after several outlets panned his 75-minute press conference on Friday.

"'One of the most effective press conferences I've ever seen!' says Rush Limbaugh. Many agree.Yet FAKE MEDIA calls it differently! Dishonest."

Through his press sectary Sean Spicer, Mr Trump has complained the media has been unfair.

"The default narrative is always negative, and it's demoralising," Mr Spicer said in January.

There were also revelations today that the new President allegedly had plans for US military forces to forcibly deport immigrants.

The Associated Press broke the story after obtaining a memo from the Department of Homeland Security.

The Trump administration has denied the reports, calling it "100 percent untrue."