Sulzberger, says that he warned President Trump that his attacks on the media were "increasingly dangerous" after Trump tweeted an account of their meeting that left out any suggestion that he had been challenged over his characterization of journalists as the "enemy of the people".
Sulzberger said today that he made clear to Trump that he was not asking the president to stop speaking out about coverage he felt was unfair.
Sulzberger concluded: "I implored him to reconsider his broader attacks on journalism, which I believe are unsafe and harmful to our country". He cited the Times and The Washington Post, two favorite targets, and claimed, "They will never change!"
Sulzberger said he told Trump that while the phrase "fake news" is untrue and harmful, "I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists 'the enemy of the people.' I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence".
"90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving, it's no surprise that confidence in the media is at an all time low!"
In a rant that took up four separate tweets, the president complained that the media had been "driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome".
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They point to a series of phone calls Trump Jr. made to a blocked phone number before and after the meeting. Weisselberg and Amanda Miller, a Trump Organization spokesman, didn't respond to requests for comment.
Is it true that the president has "broadly labeled the news media the "enemy of the people"? They deserve it, and in his conflicts with reporters and editors, Trump is more often right than wrong.
The meeting, which is commonplace for media executives to have with the White House, was supposed to be off the record, at the request of the president's aides, but Trump's tweet allowed Sulzberger to speak on the record about their conversation.
Sulzberger said he took the meeting with Trump to warn the president about his "dangerous" rhetoric toward the media. This was not unusual; there has been a long tradition of New York Times publishers holding such meetings with presidents and other public figures who have concerns about coverage. If they still remember how.
After Sulzberger took charge, Trump tweeted that his ascension gave the paper a "last chance" to fulfill its founder's vision of impartiality. Their discussion apparently focused on the challenges facing journalism and journalists in 2018, but like much of what Trump tweets, the meaning is open to interpretation.
On July 20th, A.G. went to the White House, accompanied by James Bennet, who oversees the editorial page of The Times. He told CNN's "State of the Union" the order to bar Collins likely came from Trump because "he likes to be respected".
President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani targets Cohen lawyer: He and Cohen are "deceivers" Trump reelection campaign denies reports "Keep America Great" flags are being made in China Top Koch Network officials vent frustration with White House, GOP-led Congress MORE on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the media in which he called reporters "unpatriotic" for reporting on the inner workings of the government. But Sunday's missive was particularly notable for what he said.