New York Times responds after Trump criticizes its reporting on border centers

The New York Times defended its reporting on the conditions at a migrant detention facility in Clint, Texas, on Sunday after President TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE criticized it.

"We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting on the U.S. Border Patrol's detention centers. Here's how we reported today's front-page article on the squalid conditions at the migrant detention center in Clint, Texas," the newspaper's communications account tweeted, attaching a photo of the story's sourcing.


"The accounts of what happened at Clint and at nearby border facilities are based on dozens of interviews by The New York Times and The El Paso Times of current and former Border Patrol agents and supervisors; lawyers, lawmakers and aides who visited the facility; and an immigrant father whose children were held there," the article states.

"The review also included sworn statements from those who spent time at El Paso border facilities, inspection reports and accounts from neighbors in Clint," it continues.

Trump earlier Sunday accused the media, and the Times in particular, of "phony and exaggerated accounts" of detention facilities in the city.

The article in the Times revealed rampant disease, overcrowding and lacking facilities.

That account of the conditions in Clint by the Times was consistent with reporting from lawyers who visited the facility in June.

Similar conditions were described in centers in El Paso, Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley in reports from the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General.

The Trump administration has denied reports and images of the conditions in detainment facilities.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan earlier Sunday called the allegations of mistreatment, specifically of children, "unsubstantiated."