Trump’s Meeting With The New York Times Is Back On


UPDATE: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, 10:04 a.m. ET: Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Donald Trump’s transition team, told reporters that the President-elect’s meeting with the New York Times is back on, according to a President-elect pool report. Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy also issued a statement to the pool saying that the meeting will take place.

“Mr. Trump’s staff has told us that the President Elect’s meeting with The Times is on again. He will meet with our publisher off-the-record and that session will be followed by an on-the-record meeting with our journalists and editorial columnists,” Murphy said in the statement.


Early Tuesday morning, Donald Trump published tweets announcing that he had cancelled a meeting with the New York Times set for Tuesday.

The President-elect claimed that the paper changed the conditions of the meeting and railed against the Times’ coverage of him.

Trump was scheduled to meet with New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., as well as reporters and editors for the New York Times on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for the New York Times told NPR’s David Folkenflik that the paper learned that the meeting was cancelled from Trump’s tweet. The spokeswoman said that Trump’s team tried to renege on the original plan to hold both an off-the-record segment and an on-the-record meeting.

Jonathan Mahler, a New York Times reporter, also disputed Trump’s account on Twitter.