NY Times fires back at Trump: 'Subscribers & audience at all-time highs'

The New York Times fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pitches Goya Foods products on Twitter Sessions defends recusal: 'I leave elected office with my integrity intact' Former White House physician Ronny Jackson wins Texas runoff MORE on Saturday morning after he attacked the newspaper for "fake news" and "dwindling subscribers."

"Fact check: NYT subscribers & audience at all-time highs. Supporting independent journalism matters," an official New York Times account tweeted alongside a screenshot of Trump's tweets.

 

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The Times was responding to a series of early-morning tweets by Trump where he declared: “The failing @nytimes has been wrong about me from the very beginning. Said I would lose the primaries, then the general election. FAKE NEWS!”

“Thr coverage about me in the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false and angry that the times actually apologized to its … dwindling subscribers and readers.They got me wrong right from the beginning and still have not changed course, and never will. DISHONEST,” he added. 

As Trump increases his attacks on the media after his inauguration, news outlets have begun responding to his accusations.

Last week, after Trump slammed CNN's ratings for the inauguration and said Fox News's ratings were "many times higher," CNN hit back, noting it drew nearly 51 million cumulative viewers to its inauguration coverage on TV and digital video.