Trump Intends To Ban Copies Of NYT, WaPo Newspapers From White House

NEW YORK, USA - October 14: People walk along 8av as the New York Times building is seen at the background on October 14, 2019 in New York, USA. NY Times on Sunday evening, published a story titled, "Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort." The video showed the president as a mass shooter where he is executing media and his political opponents inside church. It was dysplayed at a pro Trump conference in Miami. NY Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence,  the paper has won 127 Pulitzer Prizes,  being ranked 18th in the world by circulation.(Photo by Eduardo MunozAlvarez/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: People walk past the New York Times building on October 14, 2019 in New York City. On Sunday evening, the New York Times published a story titled, "Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Medi... NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: People walk past the New York Times building on October 14, 2019 in New York City. On Sunday evening, the New York Times published a story titled, "Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort." The video, which was shown during a private event at the Trump National Doral resort in Miami, Florida, showed the president as a mass shooter executing media and his political opponents inside church. (Photo by Eduardo MunozAlvarez/VIEWpress/Corbis via Getty Images) MORE LESS

President Trump plans to bar copies of the New York Times and Washington Post newspapers from the White House.

During an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday evening, in which he spouted off on the same litany of topics he spent his Monday Cabinet meeting raging about, Trump made a notable side comment about his least favorite media outlets.

“Look, they give Pulitzer prizes to people who got it wrong, okay? All these people from the New York Times, which is a fake newspaper, we don’t even want it in the White House anymore, we’re going to probably terminate that and the Washington Post,” he told Hannity. “They’re fake. You take a look at the New York Times and you take a look at the reporting they do– it turned out to be all wrong.”

It’s unclear what report exactly President Trump is referencing in the interview. He later mentioned an apology letter that he claims the Times sent to its readers after the 2016 election. The Times has repeatedly pushed back against this particular Trump perfidy. After the 2016 election, the Times’ publisher sent a letter to subscribers saying the media overall underestimated Trump’s popularity among voters, calling his win “unexpected.”

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