Trump rips NY Times for altering coronavirus negotiations headline ‘to satisfy the radical left’
President Trump ripped The New York Times on Monday for repeatedly changing a headline on an article regarding a trillion-dollar coronavirus relief package “to satisfy the radical left,” calling the modifications “corrupt” and “dangerous” for the U.S.
“The New York Times changed headlines 3 times in order to satisfy the Radical Left. What should have been a good story got ‘worse & worse’, until the headline alone made it very unfair,” the president tweeted. “Fake & Corrupt News that is very dangerous for our Country!”
The New York Times changed headlines 3 times in order to satisfy the Radical Left. What should have been a good story got “worse & worse”, until the headline alone made it very unfair. Fake & Corrupt News that is very dangerous for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2020
Trump’s ire came after the Times changed the original headline on an article, “Democrats Block Action on $1.8 Trillion Stimulus,” to “Democrats Block Action on Stimulus Plan, Seeking Worker Protections” and then to “Partisan Divide Threatens Deal on Rescue Plan.” The coronavirus stimulus package, which is designed to help offset potentially catastrophic economic impacts of the virus, is still being negotiated after Senate Democrats blocked a procedural vote on the measure late Sunday.
The Times was already under fire for the changes, primarily from the president’s supporters, before the tweet.
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 23, 2020
The New York Times is at it again!
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 23, 2020
The NY Times can change their headline as many times as they want. Markets tank tomorrow, all McConnell has to do is point to their first one. pic.twitter.com/BjPG0JkT1r
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 23, 2020
Why do Americans mistrust the mainstream media? Look how the New York Times changes their headline three times to appease Democrats. pic.twitter.com/k96h8XPuty
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) March 23, 2020
The Hill has reached out to the Times for comment.
Trump late Sunday also lashed out at the Times and other news outlets over their coverage of his administration’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, claiming that all he’s seen is “hatred of me.”
“I watch and listen to the Fake News, CNN, MSDNC, ABC, NBC, CBS, some of FOX (desperately & foolishly pleading to be politically correct), the [New York Times], & the [Washington Post], and all I see is hatred of me at any cost,” Trump said on Twitter.
“Don’t they understand that they are destroying themselves?” he asked.
Coronavirus cases have soared in the U.S. to more than 35,000, and the death toll stands at more than 470, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.