Times publisher clashes with Trump over ‘anti-press’ remarks

President Trump and New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger clashed Sunday over Trump’s attacks against journalists. Trump tweeted that he and Sulzberger had discussed “the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News has morphed into phrase, ‘Enemy of the People.'” Sulzberger refuted Trump’s account, saying said he had accepted an invitation to meet on July 20 to confront Trump about his “deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric,” which Sulzberger called “dangerous” and linked to rising threats against journalists. He added: “I told him that although the phrase ‘fake news’ is untrue and harmful, I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists ‘the enemy of the people.'” Trump then tweeted: “I will not allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the dying newspaper industry.”

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