Donald Trump accused the New York Times and others Monday of misreporting his assertion -- made on live national TV last week -- that he would "make a deal" with U.S. creditors if he were elected and not fully pay back the national debt. In Trump's new remarks Monday, he also asserted that the U.S. government would never default "because you print the money."
Given the chance to respond to the firestorm created by his ill-informed comments on the national debt, Trump took aim at the New York Times, in particular.
"It was reported in the failing New York Times and other places that I want to default on debt," Trump said on a CNN phone interview Monday, reiterating his claim that he is "the king of debt."
"People had it, the Times and others, that, 'Oh Trump wants to go and see creditors and buy debt at a discount," Trump said.
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