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Fake News? Trump Launches 'Real News' Series

The news episodes created by the Trump campaign make no mention of the Russia investigation and promise "nothing but the facts"

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    Fake News? Trump Launches 'Real News' Series
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    In this file photo, then President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news conference at Trump Tower on Jan. 11, 2017, in New York City.

    President Donald Trump's campaign team has launched its own so-called "real news" series on Facebook to combat what Trump has called "fake news," NBC News reported.

    Former pro-Trump cable news commentator Kayleigh McEnany will host the show in front of a blue Trump-Pence-themed wall. 

    McEnany rose to political prominence during the 2016 election for her fiery exchanges in defense of Trump on CNN. She left the network over the weekend, a source told NBC News, asking to leave in order to pursue another opportunity.

    Her kickoff on what could be called "Trump TV" was shared with more than 22 million Facebook page followers and on Twitter. Trump's presidential campaign committee is listed as having paid for the news spot; they did not respond to a request for comment.

    Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

    [NATL] Sanders: Flake Only Criticizing Trump Because of Low Poll Numbers

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Senator Jeff Flake's speech on the senate floor was made due to low poll numbers than an actual sincere criticism of President Trump. Sanders also talked about Steve Bannon's lawyer relaying information from the House Intelligence committee's questions to his client directly back to the White House, saying it is "standard procedure."

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018)