Trump has been a harsh critic of the media outlet, often referring to it as the “failing New York Times” in his attacks. The Commander-in-Tweet described the meeting with Sulzberger as “good and interesting” in his tweet, saying they “spent much time talking about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News has morphed into phrase, “Enemy of the People.” Sad!”
The meeting between the two antagonists actually took place on July 20, an off-the-record session described as a “getting to know you” introduction.
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Sulzberger said in a statement released by the Times that the president’s tweet effectively “put the meeting on the record,” and he characterized it as an unusually tough session.
“I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous,” Sulzberger said.
In other tweets, Trump also threatened to shut down the government if his goals for border security are not supported by Democrats in Congress, and touted the recent good economic news.
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