Ever since he was sworn into office back in January 2017, Donald Trump has pushed back against allegations that he's been in cahoots with Russia. In his latest attempt at defending himself, the president promoted a book in his favor written by an analyst on Fox News.

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Not long after Donald Trump pulled off the upset victory over Hillary Clinton, various well-respected news outlets and government agencies came to the conclusion that Russia hacked the election in favor of the former host of "The Apprentice." Since then, an investigation has been set up led by special counsel Robert Mueller, who has already indicted over a dozen past and present Trump associates due to their links back to Russia.

Despite claiming that there's been "no collusion" between himself and the Kremlin, Trump is still feeling the heat over the issue at hand.

In a tweet sent out on May 2, Donald Trump decided to promote a new book by Gregg Jarrett, a legal analyst on Fox News who is pushing back at the facts of the Russian investigation and taking the side of the president. "NEW BOOK - A MUST READ! 'The Russia Hoax - The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump' by the brilliant Fox News Legal Analyst Gregg Jarrett," Trump tweeted out. "A sad chapter for law enforcement. A rigged system!" he added. Trump's tweet comes just hours after once again referring to the investigation as a "witch hunt" and doubling down that there's been "no collusion."

Jarrett factor

Donald Trump citing Gregg Jarrett doesn't come as a surprise as the president's been a strong supporter of the Fox News in recent years.

Jarrett, however, made headlines back in 2014 when he was arrested at the Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport after appearing to be intoxicated and was later charged with interfering with a police officer. Jarrett took a leave of absence for personal reasons and returned to the network at the end of the year.

Twitter reacts

In response to Donald Trump's promotion of a Fox News book, he quickly came under fire from critics.

"Pfft, like you read. Is it popup? New children’s book - 'I can fit my little hands through the window bars' - by Donald J Trump," a tweet read with humor.

"Like you actually read it," a Twitter user doubted.

"Come on, man...everyone knows that u don't read," a tweet noted. "Are you allowed to use your powerful position to promote things for people to buy? Didn't Kellyanne get in trouble for this?" an additional tweet wondered. "You don't read books. Not HIllary's, not Michael Wolf's, not Comey's, and not this one. I know for a fact you never read Comey's book, because if you had, you would have learned some integrity," yet another tweet stated.


The only surprise about this tweet is that you know how to read!" a social media user wrote. "You haven't read a book since 3rd grade," a follow-up tweet read. The mockery and negative reaction continued to pour in as the opposition to Donald Trump showed no signs of coming to an end.