US Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) applaud as US President Donald J. Trump (C) arrives to deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives in Washington, DC, USA, 28 February 2017.
Trump said "Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair". No politician in history ... has been treated worse or more unfairly.
"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", Trump said in a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in CT on Wednesday.
However, Trump told the cadets that things will work out fine if you put your head down and fight and never give up.
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"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", he added.
"We are setting the stage right now for many, many more things to come", Trump said. You can't let them get you down. "No politician in history - and I say this with great surety - has been treated worse or more unfairly".
The outburst came amid intensifying pressure on the president in the wake of his firing of James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week, in the midst of a probe into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian attempts to tilt the USA election in his favor.
The report came just a day after another damaging Washington Post story alleging that the president disclosed classified during last week's Oval Office meeting with Russian officials. "You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".