In an effort to change the narrative from the scandals plaguing his chaotic administration, president Donald Trump started his Wednesday with yet another derange attack on the paper he loves to hate, the “failing” New York Times.
Trump tweeted that the newspaper had “apologized to its subscribers” for slanted coverage following the November election – and referenced the paper’s months’ old election post-mortem of it’s campaign coverage .
“Remember when the failing @NYTimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse!’ the president wrote.
But he was not done. Not satisfied with his message, he fired off another tweet saying:
“If the people of our great country could only see how viciously and inaccurately my administration is covered by certain media!”
Trump has made the same claim about the Times before before, tweeting five days after he won the White House that “the @nytimes sent a letter to their subscribers apologizing for their BAD coverage of me. I wonder if it will change – doubt it?”
It’s unclear which Times story got under the thin-skinned president, but what bothers Trump the most is when the media reports the truth.
Tuesday night saw the paper publish a blistering indictment on the White House’s handling of Friday’s health care legislation farce.
“The health care debacle was nothing if not a CT scan of a troubled and inexperienced West Wing – from the president’s sketchy grasp on policy, to the heavy-handed tactics of his chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, who issued a final ultimatum to a balky Freedom Caucus,” the story read.
And the paper’s editorial board wrote on Tuesday that his “ignorance has stripped America of its hard-won role as a global leader on climate issues.”
That came hours after the president signed an executive order dismantling some of former president Barack Obama’s global-warming-targeting regulations.
The paper, along with multiple other outlets, also has been tracing the three investigations into ties between Trump associates and Russia before and immediately after the elections.