Instead of ending 2017 on a high note – the recently signed tax bill – Trump can’t help himself. His natural idiot is going to come out, every time.

He’s decided that he needs to keep up a mindless feud with the media, while simultaneously sending his GOP lapdogs out to attack special counsel Robert Mueller.

He can’t give his naysayers (like myself) a moment just to relax and focus on at least some good news to come out of the mess that is a Trump administration.

An email went out to Trump supporters today that didn’t focus on any accomplishments through 2017.

To be fair, there were so few.

Instead, it was just another mindless attack on the media.

“Americans are sick and tired of being lied to, insulted, and treated with outright condescension,” reads an email sent to supporters Thursday. “That’s why President Trump is crowning the 2017 KING OF FAKE NEWS before the end of the year.

“There’s no point in pretending that some journalists are anything more than peddlers of falsehoods and liberal propaganda,” it continues.

Back in November, he tweeted out something similar.

Not including Fox.

Of course he doesn’t want Fox included, because it’s 24/7 Trump cheerleading and brainwashing at Fox News.

After that tweet, however, Rasmussen took it upon themselves to conduct a poll on which network should get the “Fake News” trophy.

Yeah. The majority of those polled declared Fox News the most fake.

Because it’s not so much news as it is a state-run propaganda outlet.

Still, Trump has some legitimate beef with news stories that didn’t pan out or proved to be incorrect.

In the email sent out Thursday, a link to a poll offers choices between the different stories that have been released over the past year.

One was the ABC News report that Michael Flynn would testify against Trump. That’s something we can’t say is false or not, because we don’t know what Flynn has told investigators, or if he plans to testify on anything that could harm Trump.

The CNN report about Trump and Trump Jr. receiving early access to WikiLeaks documents is included, as well.

Still, this is a pointless attack, over the top, and juvenile – so exactly what is to be expected from Trump.

“The FAKE NEWS has utterly abandoned their duty to fairly report the news to the American people,” Thursday’s email reads. “Some journalists and liberal pundits think that Americans are too stupid to see through their amateur efforts to manipulate public opinion, but THEY’RE WRONG.”

Far too much irony there to touch.