Trump weighs in on NY Times headline: 'Radical Left Democrats went absolutely CRAZY'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE in an early morning tweet on Wednesday weighed in on the controversy surrounding an updated New York Times headline, saying it was changed after “Radical Left Democrats went absolutely CRAZY!”

“’Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,’ was the correct description in the first headline by the Failing New York Times, but it was quickly changed to, ‘Assailing Hate But Not Guns,’ after the Radical Left Democrats went absolutely CRAZY!” the president tweeted.

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“Fake News - That’s what we’re up against,” he added.

In a subsequent tweet, he quoted Mark PennMark Penn Poll: Trump's approval steady despite deepening economic fears Poll: Gun violence turning into top issue for voters in 2020 Poll: Voters want US to confront China over trade MORE, saying the former Clinton adviser called it an “astounding development in journalism” during an appearance on Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonWashington Monthly editor calls 'woke capital' problematic for progressives, conservatives Tucker Carlson praises de Blasio for addressing threat of automation on jobs DC workforce should prepare for insidious new threat MORE’s Fox News program.

“After 3 years I almost got a good headline from the Times!” Trump added.

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said on Tuesday that his newspaper's original Monday front-page headline, which asserted President Trump urged "unity vs. racism" after mass shootings, was a “bad” one and "was changed pretty quickly" following backlash online.

“It was written on deadline and when it was passed along for approval we all saw it was a bad headline and changed it pretty quickly,” Baquet told the Daily Beast's editor-at-large Lloyd Grove.

“I understand the concern people have. Headlines matter. But I hope they read the coverage, which I will argue was strong," Baquet added.

The original headline, “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM," was unveiled Monday night after Trump  addressed a pair of mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that left more than 30 people dead.

Trump, who is traveling to El Paso and Dayton on Wednesday, in a later tweet quoted a One America News Network report that said the suspected Dayton shooter "had a history of supporting political figures like Bernie SandersBernie SandersChamber of Commerce argues against Democratic proposals for financial transaction taxes Top Sanders adviser: 'He is a little bit angry' Working Families Party endorses Warren after backing Sanders in 2016 MORE, Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Hill's 12:30 Report: NY Times story sparks new firestorm over Kavanaugh Working Families Party endorses Warren after backing Sanders in 2016 Warren proposes new restrictions, taxes on lobbying MORE, and ANTIFA.”

“I hope other news outlets will report this as opposed to Fake News. Thank you!” he added.

--Updated at 7:34 a.m.