President Donald Trump kicked off Wednesday with another swipe at the “failing” New York Times, a day after wondering why the “fake news” isn’t following Fox News’ lead by investigating ties between Russia and…Hillary Clinton.
“Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse!”
The latest complaint comes a day after the White House announced that no staffers would attend this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in solidarity with the boss.
“The staff is standing in solidarity with the president,” said press secretary Sean Spicer in a statement Tuesday, “who has been treated unfairly. We hope, including the president, that things improve and we can attend next year.”
Probably the latter, given Trump’s tweet yesterday that only Fox News seems to be getting the story right by investigating ties between Russia and Clinton.
After the president’s first tweet this morning about the Times‘ non-apology, Trump doubled down, suggesting that the American public doesn’t know the full story — no, not about Russia, but about how meanly he’s treated by the press.
Here’s today’s latest presidential tweet:
And today’s first:
And yesterday’s pro-Fox post: