Washington: Continuing his tirade against the media, US President Donald Trump has alleged that The New York Times “writes lies” and has an “evil intent”.
“If you read the New York Times, if you read the New York Times, it’s—the intent is so evil and so bad. The stories are wrong in many cases, but it’s the overall intent,” Trump told Breitbart News in an interview.
“Look at that paper over the last two years. In fact, they had to write a letter of essentially apology to their subscribers because they got the election so wrong,” he said as he continued with his harsh criticism of his home town newspaper.
The US President said his fight is against the “fake media” and not the media itself. “There’s a difference. The fake media is the opposition party. The fake media is the enemy of the American people. There’s tremendous fake media out there. Tremendous fake stories. The problem is the people that aren’t involved in the story don’t know that,” he said in response to a question according to the excerpts of the interview posted on Breitbart News website.
“They take fake media off. They say the media is the enemy of—well, they didn’t say the fake media. I didn’t say the media is the enemy— I said the fake media. They take the word ‘fake’ out and all of a sudden it’s like I’m against— there are some great reporters like you,” he said.
“I know some great honourable reporters who do a great job like Steve [Holland] from Reuters, others, many others. I wasn’t talking about that. I was talking about the fake media, where they make up everything there is to make up,” Trump said.
Trump said The New York Times did a front page article on women talking about him, and the women went absolutely wild because they said that was not what they said.
“It was a big front-page article, and the Times wouldn’t even apologise and yet they were wrong. You probably saw the women. They went on television shows and everything,” he said.
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