Trump says New York Times should apologize for more than 'terrible Anti-Semitic Cartoon'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE on Monday chastised The New York Times for its coverage after the newspaper's opinion section apologized for a political cartoon that was widely criticized for its use of anti-Semitic tropes.

"The New York Times has apologized for the terrible Anti-Semitic Cartoon, but they haven’t apologized to me for this or all of the Fake and Corrupt news they print on a daily basis," Trump tweeted.

"They have reached the lowest level of 'journalism,' and certainly a low point in @nytimes history!" he added.


The paper's international print edition published Thursday included a cartoon that depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE as a guide dog wearing a Star of David collar leading Trump, who is wearing a skullcap and dark glasses.

“The image was offensive, and it was an error of judgment to publish it,” The Times's opinion section said in a tweet. “It was provided by The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, which has since deleted it.”

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDemocrats introduce bill to block taxpayer-funded spending at Trump properties Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE, Muslim peace advocate Imam Mohamad Tawhidi and Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawCan Carl DeMaio save the California GOP? Crenshaw-AOC battle puts spotlight on lending guns to a friend Ocasio-Cortez to Crenshaw: 'Why on earth' would you lend your handgun to friends? MORE (R-Texas) were among those who criticized the Times over the cartoon.

Discussion over a rise in anti-Semitism has been at the forefront in recent days after a gunman killed one person and injured several others at a synagogue in Poway, Calif. Trump described the shooting as a "hate crime" and reached out to the rabbi at the synagogue, who was shot in the hand.

While Trump has seized on allegations of anti-Semitism against Democrats, critics have accused the president of hypocrisy and of fueling violence against Jews and other groups with his rhetoric.

He drew overwhelming bipartisan backlash in 2017 for saying there were fine people on "both sides" at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that turned violent. Trump defended those comments last week, claiming he was referring to those opposing the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Trump has repeatedly lashed out at The New York Times during his presidency, labeling its coverage that he dislikes "fake news" and describing the paper as "the enemy of the people." He has cited the paper's reporting in other instances when it is more favorable to his administration.

New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger met with Trump last year to warn against his incendiary rhetoric toward the press. He reiterated those concerns earlier this year after Trump called the paper the "enemy of the people."

Trump has made repeated misleading claims that the Times apologized to him over its coverage during the 2016 election and suggested it should do so again.

In fact, The New York Times’s top editor and publisher wrote a note to readers following the 2016 election saying they had underestimated the rise of Trump, but did not apologize for the paper’s coverage. Sulzberger pledged the paper would "hold power to account, impartially and unflinchingly."