President Donald Trump on Saturday railed against the New York Times and the Washington Post on Twitter, continuing his longstanding assault on media outlets. The president labeled the Times as “fake news,” and said that it and the Washington Post’s coverage of Trump has been “so false and angry.”
It is unclear as to what prompted Trump’s criticism, though the Times published an article on Trump’s first week in office Friday evening and both the Times and Post had extensive coverage on his executive orders to suspend Syrian refugees’ entry to the U.S. and his visa ban on seven Muslim countries.
Despite Trump’s statements that the Times apologized about their coverage, the organization has not. In November, a letter was sent out to subscribers thanking them for their loyalty and promising continued strong coverage of Trump. The letter, however, also stated they underestimated Trump during the election.
— NYTCo Communications (@NYTimesComm) January 28, 2017