Any time President Trump tweets The New York Times, it is entertaining. This morning was no exception.
President Donald Trump started his Sunday morning with a Twitter slam against The New York Times. The newspaper had just announced a television ad to promote themselves. It is the first time the paper has ever done this sort of promotion, and the President could not resist taking a shot.
“For first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save its failing reputation,” the President tweeted this morning. He then targeted what he said is the paper’s liberal slant reporting against him, stating “Try reporting accurately & fairly!”
The tweet comes as the Trump administration continues to criticize major media outlets over “fake news.” The New York Times itself has been directly targeted by the President as “failing” and “dishonest.” This week, controversy erupted after the Times and several other news organizations were barred from an informal “gaggle” with press secretary Sean Spicer.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer banned reporters from CNN, the New York Times, Politico, the Los Angeles Times and BuzzFeed from attending a “gaggle,” a non-televised briefing, but gave access to a number of other reporters, including those representing conservative outlets.
Yesterday, President Trump announced he would not attend the White House Correspondents Dinner in April, a tradition among Presidents going back decades.
Here is the tweet critical of the New York Times.
For first time the failing @nytimes will take an ad (a bad one) to help save its failing reputation. Try reporting accurately & fairly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2017
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