Trump says reports of infighting in admin are 'FAKE NEWS'

| Updated: Mar 08, 2017 02:48 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 7 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday lambasted media reports suggested disputes within the Trump administration saying the reports are 'fake news'. "Don't let the FAKE NEWS tell you that there is big infighting in the Trump Admin. We are getting along great, and getting major things done!" tweeted Trump. His tweet comes in the backdrop of media reports saying that the President was angry and frustrated with senior staff members and the communications team for allowing the firestorm surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions to steal his thunder in the wake of his address to the Congress. "Nobody has seen him that upset," CNN quoted a source as saying. The source added the feeling was the communications team allowed the Jeff Sessions news, which the administration deemed a nonstory, to overtake the narrative. Sessions is being accused of misleading the Congress by failing to disclose pre-election meetings with the Russian ambassador to Washington Sergey Kislyak. Following the accusations, Democrats had called for Sessions to resign. According to CNN, the renewed focus on Russia is seen as a major letdown after Tuesday when top officials were riding high, congratulating one another on Trump's speech to Congress. "The staff fumbled," Trump told the team for not being prepared when the Sessions story came out, according to another source. The President was "hot" and exasperated Thursday night after Sessions' recusal, a source familiar with the situation said, considering it hasty and overkill. The President is showing increasing flashes of anger over the performance of his senior staff and daily developments about Russia overshadowing his message, multiple people inside the White House and outside the administration told CNN. (ANI)