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Reporters and politicians ripped into Politico for publishing a story Friday saying Ben Carson "fabricated" a story about being offered a full scholarship to attend West Point.

But even before this criticism started, Republican front-runner Donald Trump had already declared war on the Virginia-based news outlet's editorial standards, saying last week that it is "the dumbest and most slanted" site that he has ever encountered.

"Losers!" he added.

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