Washington: The clash between the president-elect of United States, Trump and the media continues as he backs out of a meeting with the New York Times.
Donald Trump made this announcement via a tweet that read, “I cancelled today’s meeting with the failing nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice.”
According to reports Donald Trump himself has asked for the meeting, he was supposed to have an on the record meeting with trumps and columnists.
However, moments later he suggested that the meeting could be arranged again but he did not forget to criticism the news outlet, he tweeted, “Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!”
Donald Trump is not happy with a story by the Times that argued whether the provision of the constitution that does not allow office-holders to accept profits or gifts from foreign governments will be in conflict with Donald Trump’s business deals.
Trump also pointed out in another tweet that complaints against the New York Times were on a record high, he said, “The failing nytimes just announced that complaints about them are at a 15 year high. I can fully understand that – but why announce?”
Keep in mind that Donald Trump and the Times had a very hostile relation during his election campaign and it is still continuing, during his campaign Donald Trump had said, “I will open up our libel laws so when they write purposefully negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.”
Donald Trump has constantly called the New York Times as ‘failing’ whereas the Times have said that its subscriptions are increasing ever since Donald Trump won the presidency.
Donald Trump has been highly critical of the role of media during his election campaign, he accused the media for taking Hillary Clinton’s side during the presidential debates by giving the impression that she won the debates.
On Monday Donald Trump met with almost 25 TV anchors and executives in an effort to improve his relationship with the media, however he still shared his grievances with the media in the off-the-record session held in the Trump Tower.
Donald Trump will take his oath as the 45th president of United States on January 20, 2017, cordial relationships with the media are vital for running the business of the state smoothly.