FILE – In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
UPDATED 1:55 PM PT — Saturday, July 4, 2020
President Trump is once again blasting the New York Times. On Twitter, the president called the Times a “very corrupt and dishonest media outlet.”
He suggested the newspaper suffers from “Trump derangement syndrome.” The term referenced irrational criticisms of the president not relating to actual policy positions.
He shared the White House press secretary’s response to uncorroborated statements regarding alleged Russian bounties on U.S. troops, which were shared by the news outlet earlier this week.
“For those of you that are always taking the New York Times at their word, they erroneously reported that the president was briefed on this. He was not briefed on this, and neither was the vice president. So, before buying into a full-fledged narrative from the New York Times that falsely stated something about the president, wait for the facts to come out. Note, once again, there’s no consensus in the intel community and, in fact, there are dissenting opinions from some within.” – Kayleigh McEnany, White House Press Secretary
According to the president, the New York Times will lose any remaining credibility on the evening of November the 3rd, the day of the upcoming presidential election.