After a relatively quiet weekend on Twitter, President-elect Donald Trump took to the social media platform late Sunday to set his sights on NBC News and their "biased, inaccurate" reporting.
"Just watched @NBCNightlyNews — So biased, inaccurate and bad, point after point. Just can't get much worse, although @CNN is right up there!" he tweeted.
Just watched @NBCNightlyNews - So biased, inaccurate and bad, point after point. Just can't get much worse, although @CNN is right up there!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1481504534.0
It's not particularly clear what Trump was referring to when he shot out his tweet, but according to Politico, NBC ran a report Sunday evening detailing what it described as a tumultuous relationship between Trump and the U.S. intelligence community. More from Politico:
NBC quoted someone it described as a former senior intelligence official as saying: "It is curious that someone who refuses to take intelligence briefings has decided that he doesn't agree with the analysis contained in them."
In the days following a Washington Post report about a secret CIA assessment that said Russia did, in fact, interfere in the U.S. election with the goal of helping Trump win, the president-elect has appeared to be at odds with the intelligence department.
Trump said during an interview with "Fox News Sunday" that he thinks the report is "ridiculous." He also said during that same interview that he doesn't "need" the daily intelligence briefings, which caused a small uproar Sunday afternoon.
However, the comment was taken out of context. In fact, Trump clarified during the interview to say that he doesn't need them every day because it's a lot of repetitive information. Vice President-elect Mike Pence and other senior officials are receiving the daily intel briefs, the transition team has said.