US President-elect Donald Trump speaks to media at Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New York.
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Trump deletes tweet calling media the 'enemy of the American people' to add more names
The official Twitter account of President Donald Trump since before the election at @realDonaldTrump made it clear what he thinks about the media Friday in a tweet that was quickly deleted, but captured by quick followers.
While many were speculating that he deleted it after someone close to him told him it was too extreme, the tweet turned up 16 minutes later and edited to explain the disappearance.
It appears that Trump was merely searching for more media outlets to add to his enemies list.
Trump has been waging a rhetorical war against the media since the beginning of his campaign, and it appears that his goal is to exacerbate hostilities. He has called entire outlets "fake news" and assailed specific reporters while on the campaign trail.