Trump Orders Entire Federal Government To Unsubscribe From The NYT And The Washington Post
For someone who claims to be patriotic and a “true American,” Donald Trump sure loves to defy the U.S. Constitution. That is exactly what he did on Thursday when he ordered the entire federal government to drop their subscription to two of the nation’s top newspapers – The Washington Post and The New York Times.
According to Axios, the White House is already canceling its subscriptions and now Trump wants the entire federal government to unsubscribe.
“Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving—hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in an email to Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal Thursday, Axios reports. Murdoch also owns Fox News.
We know the move isn’t an effort to cut costs, because government employees and members of the U.S. military reportedly can subscribe for free to the Post by using their .gov or .mil email addresses.
“Fed employees are eligible for free digital subscriptions to the Wash Post using their govt email.”
So the USG will save 1000s of $ by forcing agencies to give up their *free* subscriptions?
These folks are so transparent. If you work at the WH how do you respect yourself?
— Aki Peritz (@AkiPeritz) October 24, 2019