Trump’s Clash with New York Times Over Meeting Ends with Him Sending Out One Tweet Settling the Matter

In today’s episode of the continuing saga of Donald Trump vs. The New York Times, the “Gray Lady” is denying claims that President-elect Trump canceled a meeting with the paper after it changed the “terms and conditions” of the meeting.

A NYT spokeswoman told the Washington Examiner that the paper wasn’t aware of the cancellation until Trump announced it on Twitter.

“We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to. [Trump’s team] tried to yesterday, asking for only a private meeting and no on-the-record segment, which we refused to agree to.

In the end, we concluded with them that we would go back to the original plan of a small off-the-record session and a larger on-the-record session with reporters and columnists.”

Trump was open to rescheduling the meeting–but took a shot at the paper.

While he was at it, he got in one more shot, just for good measure.

Later this morning, he “gleefully” announced that the meeting was back on.

Anyway, does Trump have a beef with the NYT? It appears so.

As reported by NewsMax, New York Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has admitted his paper biased its coverage of Trump, and underestimated his support among voters.

Sulzberger promises to “rededicate ourselves” to the newspaper’s standards of reporting news “honestly,” but had the “Gray Lady” been fair to start with, it would not need to rededicate itself, New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin said in a Saturday opinion piece.

“Because it demonized Trump from start to finish, it failed to realize he was onto something,” Goodwin writes. “And because the paper decided that Trump’s supporters were a rabble of racist rednecks and homophobes, it didn’t have a clue about what was happening in the lives of the Americans who elected the new president.”

In related news, during an off-the-record meeting on Monday with executives and anchors from NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, and Fox News, Trump reportedly torched the networks, saying “we’re in a room of liars, the deceitful, dishonest media who got it all wrong.”

“It was like a f**king firing squad,” one source said.

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For now, it appears like Trump’s meeting with the New York Times is on. We’ll see if it goes any better than his other meetings with the media–although one doubts that it will.

What do you think?

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