Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unloaded Sunday on a tide of press reports insisting his campaign is imploding, accusing the “disgusting and corrupt media” of stretching the truth in order to boost Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“If the disgusting and corrupt media covered me honestly and didn’t put false meaning into the words I say, I would be beating Hillary by 20%,” Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday.

He specifically attacked a Sunday article in The New York Times, which reported that “Mr. Trump’s advisers believe he is nearly out of time to right his campaign,” citing unnamed “associates” and “more than 20 Republicans who are close to Mr. Trump.”

“The failing @nytimes talks about anonymous sources and meetings that never happened,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter. “Their reporting is fiction. The media protects Hillary!”

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