New York Times editor: Trump’s rhetoric on journalism ‘out of control’

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet weighed in on President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE's relationship with the press on Sunday, saying his rhetoric on journalism is "out of control."

"It's out of control, and his advisers should tell him to stop," Baquet told CNN's Brian Stelter on "Reliable Sources."

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"It's actually affecting the civic life and debate of the country," he continued. 

"If he creates a culture where 'Fox & Friends' and Jesse Watters are regarded as serious journalism and The New York Times and The Washington Post are not, he will have done long-standing, harmful effect on the country," he said. 

Trump has frequently lambasted media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN throughout his presidential campaign and tenure in office. 

The president lashed out at The Washington Post on Sunday for publishing a story detailing White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE's reported loss of influence.

 

 

Trump has also referred to the publication as the “chief lobbyist” for Amazon. The online retailer's chief executive, Jeff Bezos, owns the newspaper.