(CNSNews.com) – Amid an outpouring of fury from Democrats and their liberal media partners on Tuesday, President Trump pushed back on the negative reaction to his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in several tweets:

“While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia. Sadly, it is not being reported that way – the Fake News is going Crazy!” Trump tweeted around 10:20 a.m.

A short time earlier, he tweeted:

“I had a great meeting with NATO. They have paid $33 Billion more and will pay hundreds of Billions of Dollars more in the future, only because of me. NATO was weak, but now it is strong again (bad for Russia). The media only says I was rude to leaders, never mentions the money!

And several hours earlier, President Trump thanked Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who came to his defense in one of his TV appearances:

“Thank you @RandPaul, you really get it! ‘The President has gone through a year and a half of totally partisan investigations – what’s he supposed think?'”

As the morning progressed, Trump continued tweeting, reminding people of his accomplishments, such as: “The economy of the United States is stronger than ever before!”