This early morning, President Donald Trump tweeted at New York Times stating that they are “fake news.”
The tweet reads, “after being forced to apologize for its bad and inaccurate coverage of me after winning the election, the FAKE NEWS @nytimes is still lost!”
It’s uncertain what motivated the Trump’s statements, but we think it because the New York Times published a story yesterday night regarding Trump’s continuous personal ties to his business dealings even after the president’s decision to put his two sons in charge of the business.
Trump has numerously criticized the Times primarily due to their coverage of the 2016 election.
The Times have not issued an apology for their coverage of Trump throughout the 2016 election, but they did email subscribers describing that they underestimated Trump’s chances of winning.
Trump has called many other media networks “fake news” such as CNN, NBC News, and Buzzfeed. Tweets that claim these networks are “biased” but Fox News has yet to receive the titled “fake news” despite their obvious confirmation bias aired daily.