President Trump falsely accuses New York Times of 'making up a source'
Says new report
May 27, 2018
Chronicle news & opinion
A recent New York Daaily News cover featuring President Trump
(NATIONAL) – There are websites dedicated to tracking all the untruths spoken over time by Donald Trump.
Perusing all of them could give a reader, if the reader is not careful, the distinct impression the President of the United States may be either a pathological liar or perhaps, at least has a very difficult time speaking the simple truth about all manner of things.
So now we come to the latest on that ongoing issue from a new story in the Washington Post:
“The Failing @nytimes quotes ‘a senior White House official,’ who doesn’t exist, as saying ‘even if the meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible, given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed,’” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “WRONG AGAIN! Use real people, not phony sources," the Post Report leads off.
There’s only one problem with that tweet, says the Post. It is not true. Not by a country mile. From the Post report:
“The senior White House official cited by the Times spoke to dozens of reporters Thursday at the White House and on a conference call to brief them on Trump’s decision earlier that day to cancel his June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The Washington Post, which participated in the briefing, agreed to the rules as laid out by White House press officials at the time, which were to refer to the briefer as a senior White House official. The Post also used information from that briefing in subsequent stories and continues to abide by the agreed upon ground rules.
When an Associated Press reporter asked Thursday why the briefing was not on the record, the official noted that Trump had already spoken on the topic through his letter to Kim, as well as at a bill-signing event earlier that day. The White House wanted to “let the president’s remarks stand,” the official said.”
Curiously, says the Post, the White House press office did not respond to a request for comment Saturday on why Trump was accusing the Times “of falsifying the source when it arranged the briefing for reporters and insisted that the official not be named.”
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