Ever since winning the election, Donald Trump has engaged in a heated feud with the mainstream media. While the president has routinely labeled any reports he disagrees with as "Fake News," he might be guilty of reading some himself.

Trump on 'fake news'

Since the day Donald Trump made his campaign for president official, he's been at odds with the mainstream media. During the 2016 presidential election, it became commonplace for the former host of "The Apprentice" to take part in a war of words with the media, often labeling reporters and journalists as "terrible," and the "worst people" he's ever met.

Despite evidence to often debunk him, Trump was able to rally his supporters behind his message, placing doubt on news outlets that have long been well-respected. Whether it's the New York Times or Washington Post, to cable news channels like CNN and MSNBC, or other media outlets, Trump has expanded his war on a free press. In the months following his election and inauguration, Trump has taken that feud to the next level, including banning several high-profiled news outlets from a White House pres briefing earlier this year. Though Trump often comments and tweets about "fake news," his own staff has been using inaccurate news to distract him, as reported by The New York Daily News on May 15.

In a report first broke by Politico on Monday afternoon, top advisers and staff members at the White House have been purposely giving Donald Trump false information in an attempt to distract him.

Last week, deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland provided Trump two old Time magazine editions that pushed stories that ended up not being correct. One involved the coming of a new ice age during the 1970s, which included a now debunked hoax photo, and one from 2008 that warned about Global Warming. Politico notes that the staff did this in an attempt to get Trump "lathered up about the media' hypocrisy." This isn't the first time the staff as done this, as it's apparently become routine for the president to be given questionable information to base his opinions off of.

Staff trouble

The issue has become such a problem that Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was forced to hold a senior staff meeting to warn against members of the team giving Donald Trump "fake news" to get him riled up.

The term "fake news" first gained steam following Trump's election win over Hillary Clinton, causing liberal critics of the president to blame false news stories for his victory. However, since then, Trump has taken over the term, and it's often used as more of a joke against the president in his fight against the press.