Trump continues manic Twitter assault on the press by calling the New York Times the ‘Enemy of the People’
President Donald Trump attacked The New York Times on Saturday, only one hour after attacking CNN.
“Horrible and totally dishonest reporting on almost everything they write,” Trump argued.
“Hence the term fake news, enemy of the people, and opposition party,” he said, while listing multiple terms.
“Former @NYTimes editor Jill Abramson rips paper's ‘unmistakably anti-Trump’ bias.”
Ms. Abramson is 100% correct. Horrible and totally dishonest reporting on almost everything they write. Hence the term Fake News, Enemy of the People, and Opposition Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2019
Trump isn’t quoting Jill Abramson, he is quoting Fox News’ Howard Kurtz quoting Jill Abramson, which means her words are being twisted and taken out of context to fit a Republican narrative.
Abramson told the Associated Press Kurtz misrepresented her comments in an attempt to “Foxify” her.
Per the AP:
In her email, Abramson notes that Kurtz ignored her passage in the book saying that under Baquet’s leadership, the depth and intensity of its accountability coverage of Trump “was masterful. On most days it outshone the Post’s. The news report as a whole had never been stronger.”