Trump: NY Times coverage 'now worse'

Trump: NY Times coverage 'now worse'
© Greg Nash

President Trump on Wednesday attacked The New York Times, saying the newspaper's coverage has gotten worse since the election.

"Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong," the president tweeted. "Now worse!"

“If the people of our great country could only see how viciously and inaccurately my administration is covered by certain media!” he added.

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Trump’s Wednesday morning tweet came as the Times published a front-page story citing unnamed sources that described anger and sniping among top White House figures.

Following the election, the publisher and executive editor of The New York Times published a letter to its readers saying the paper aims "to rededicate ourselves to the fundamental mission of Times journalism."

"That is to report America and the world honestly, without fear or favor, striving always to understand and reflect all political perspectives and life experiences in the stories that we bring to you," the letter said.  

They also thanked their readers for their loyalty to the publication.
 
Trump has in the past claimed that the letter was actually an apology for bad coverage, tweeting the day it was sent: "The @nytimes sent a letter to their subscribers apologizing for their BAD coverage of me. I wonder if it will change — doubt it?"

The president often hits on the media and specifically calls out the Times, accusing the publication of biased and dishonest coverage against him. He also refers to various publications and articles as "fake news."

"The failing @NYTimes would do much better if they were honest," the president tweeted Tuesday.

The attacks come just days after the president called a reporter at the Times to give an exclusive interview on the decision to pull the GOP healthcare plan from the House floor.

The Times said the president's constant attacks have not hurt its business. The company said subscriptions doubled last year during the presidential race.