President Trump took aim today at a news organization he routinely accuses of fabricating stories with a made-up claim of his own, the Daily Beast report. “Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough,” he wrote on Twitter.
The comment was met with amusement and dismay by Washington Post reporters, many of whom took to Twitter to dispute the claim. More than 400 Washington Post employees signed an open letter earlier this week asking for fair wages and benefits, though there were no reports of a planned strike. Trump went on to suggest a “really long strike” for staffers at the news organization, saying that “we would get rid of Fake News for an extended period of time!”