In a morning tweet storm, President Trump again demanded an apology from Disney president Bob Iger for negative news from ABC and also denied firing James Comey because of the Russia probe.
"Iger, where is my call of apology? You and ABC have offended millions of people, and they demand a response. How is Brian Ross doing? He tanked the market with an ABC lie, yet no apology. Double Standard!" Trump tweeted just before 8 a.m.
Trump's tweet follows a Wednesday Tweet, criticizing Iger for calling to apologize to former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett. Roseanne Barr, whose ABC show was canceled on Tuesday, sent a racist tweet about Jarrett on Monday evening.
In his Thursday morning Tweet, Trump referred to ABC News reporter Brian Ross, who in December tweeted that Michael Flynn was prepared to testify against Donald Trump. The scare of an impending obstruction of justice charge caused the stock market to temporarily fall.
ABC did apologize for Ross' erroneous reported and suspended the reporter.
"Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia! The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!" Trump tweeted about a half hour after his attack of Iger.
In fact, Trump himself has said in interviews that he fired Comey because of the Russia investigation. Just days after firing the former FBI director, Trump told NBC News that he fired Comey because the Russia investigation is a "made-up story."
"And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story. It’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,” Trump said, according to a New York Times transcript of the interview.
Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.