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    Twitter Flips Out as Trump Wishes 'Haters, Fake News Media' a Happy New Year

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    Earlier, the president promised that 2019 would be a "complicated but great" year, and boasted that his administration has done more in two years than any administration before it.

    President Trump has taken to Twitter to wish an all-caps Happy New Year message to "everyone, including the haters and the fake news media!"

    Suggesting that the new year would be "a fantastic year for those not suffering from Trump derangement syndrome," Trump urged everyone to "just calm down and enjoy the ride," adding that "great things are happening for our country!"

    Trump's latest tweet instantly prompted the usual flood of criticism from his detractors.

    Trump's supporters, meanwhile, reciprocated the president's new year's greeting and urged critics to take his advice.

    Oddly, about an hour later, Trump issued a three word tweet simply saying "Happy New Year!", this time not in all-caps.

    Trump has stepped up attacks against the Democrats and the "fake news media" on Twitter in recent days in a bid to secure funding for the border wall, a key campaign promise.

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