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The dispute between President Trump and Bloomberg over off-the-record remarks later published by the Toronto Star took a new turn Saturday, after writer Daniel Dale tweeted none of the Bloomberg interviewers was his source.

“I don’t want to be a party to the president’s smearing of excellent, ethical journalists,” Dale wrote in the first of five tweets in a thread on the subject.

The article goes on to state the following:

Dale reported that Trump told Bloomberg News on Thursday that he would not compromise with Canada on a trade deal the two nations were working on ahead of a Friday deadline, and any deal would be “totally on our terms.”

See Dale’s tweets below. In all, they read:

“I’d said I wasn’t going to say anything about my source for the quotes Trump made off the record to Bloomberg.

“However, I don’t want to be party to the president’s smearing of excellent, ethical journalists. So I can say this: none of the Bloomberg interviewers was my source.

“Trump is calling Jennifer Jacobs, Margaret Talev and their editor liars. They aren’t, and they didn’t violate their “off the record” promise to him. I don’t want to be a party to his attempt to make fellow reporters look deceitful.

“So: I’m not going to engage in an “OK if it isn’t them than who was it” game, but the president is incorrect when he claims he was wronged by his interviewers.

“Maybe I should have expected the president would confirm a Toronto Star story (!) and use this to go after Bloomberg reporters, but I did not – thought it was likely he’d either a) ignore it or b) or call it fake news and go after my own ethics, which would’ve been fine.

“Anyway, this is an unusual thing to do, but this is an unusual situation. That’s all.

“I’m not beating myself up, actually – I’m very happy with the story, don’t think I did anything wrong. Just didn’t expect the president to smear Bloomberg reporters rather than me, and want to deal with it.”

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