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Trump blasts NYT, accuses paper of 'making up stories and sources'

Trump blasts NYT, accuses paper of 'making up stories and sources'
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President Trump slammed The New York Times once again Monday, saying the newspaper "writes total fiction" by "making up stories and sources."


Trump appears to be responding to a Monday story by reporters Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush.

"President Trump loves to set the day’s narrative at dawn, but the deeper story of his White House is best told at night," the story begins.

The article depicts Trump, typically alone after 6:30 p.m., watching TV while wearing a bathrobe or marking up negative news articles with a Sharpie.

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"Aides confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the cabinet room. Visitors conclude their meetings and then wander around, testing doorknobs until finding one that leads to an exit. In a darkened, mostly empty West Wing, Mr. Trump’s provocative chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, finishes another 16-hour day planning new lines of attack," it continues. 

The Times's story only does not cite any named sources for the description of how the Trump White House operates. 

Trump has often attacked the Times as a presidential candidate and since taking office. 

Just last week, he tweeted, "Somebody with aptitude and conviction should buy the FAKE NEWS and failing @nytimes and either run it correctly or let it fold with dignity!"
The Times has disputed Trump's claim that it is "failing," pointing to a rise in digital subscribers, among other positive metrics. Still, the newspaper plans to lay off some employees in 2017.