President Donald Trump has accused the media of lying about his claims that he won the election.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday morning, Trump said he had lost the election to Democrat Hillary Clinton, but was “tired of all of the lying”.
The president made the comments after a CNN report said he and his advisers had discussed the possibility of a “rigged election” before the election, which he has denied.
Trump told reporters at the White House that the election was “riggiest and most unfair in history”.
He also suggested that a special prosecutor should be appointed to look into the alleged election fraud.
The president’s tweets followed a morning speech in which he urged Congress to pass legislation to investigate “any crimes or irregularities” of the election and to find any evidence of “voter fraud” or “mishandling” of votes.
He also said the investigation should include “all of the Clinton team”.
“The Democrats are going to get away with murder,” he said.
“There’s no question about that.”
The president has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and has said he is confident that the “rigging” allegations will be proven false.
Trump has repeatedly accused the mainstream media of attempting to influence the election by “voting their conscience” in favour of Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
He told reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday that “nobody was doing that” in the election as they had all been “voters”.
“I mean, they weren’t voting for me.
They were voting for Hillary Clinton,” he added.
“They didn’t do it.
They didn’t care about me.
And they didn’t want me to be president.
They want me out of the way.”
In the wake of the CNN report, the White house issued a statement saying that the president was “firmly focused on the important issues facing our country”.
“Our country will return to normal in a matter of weeks and we must stop the false narratives that have hijacked our political discourse and the media,” the statement read.
Trump, who has previously criticised the media as biased, has also said he was “not going to take it anymore”.
The Washington Post reported that Trump had made a series the “most serious accusations” of election fraud since the 2016 election and said they were part of a concerted effort by the “fake news media”.
“He’s going to continue to try and get away as much as he can,” said former Democratic senator and CNN commentator Joe Trippi.
“I think there’s some truth to his accusation, but it’s not going to work.
It’s going the wrong way.”
Trippis former boss, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, said Trump’s rhetoric about a “war on the press” was “crazy”.
“It’s crazy, it’s delusional, it is a dangerous thing to say.
It has nothing to do with reality,” she said.
Albright added: “He said he’s going after the press and he’s gone after the news, he’s not been very good at that.”
“What he said today, that he is going to be doing to the press is crazy.
He’s going out of his way to get himself elected and he doesn’t seem to be taking it seriously.”
Trump is scheduled to visit his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey on Friday, where he will receive a round of golf balls from the president and the press.
On Tuesday, he had tweeted that he was returning to the United States “to celebrate the victory of my first 100 days in office”.
In his tweets, Trump accused the press of being part of “the enemy of the American people”.
He said he believed the media would not be allowed to continue with its “total fabrication”.
“They’ve been dishonest, lying, and distorted for a long time.
They’ve been so bad,” Trump said.
The White House also said it had been “continuing to monitor the situation” and would provide updates when necessary.
Trump was also expected to speak to reporters on Thursday at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
A spokesperson for the president said: “The president is currently visiting the White Houses property to celebrate his first 100 day in office and will be meeting with the media at the appropriate time.”