After a flurry of jabs from both sides, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer swung a counterpunch at The New York Times this morning.
Publishing an article Spicer says “was so riddled with inaccuracies and lies that they owe the president an apology,” the New York Times and the White House press on in their ongoing feud.
In a story titled “Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles,” The New York Times portrayed Trump as a wandering leader, often alone imagining the contents of his next tweet. The Times fed many a detail including the president’s off-duty apparel, saying Trump can be seen “watching television in his bathrobe.”
Spicer defended his boss, telling reporters the Times’ article was “literally the epitome of fake news.”
“Start at the top,” Spicer continued. “I don’t think the president owns a bathrobe. He definitely doesn’t wear one.”
The Times slighted Trump and the West Wing, writing his staff is forced to “confer in the dark because they cannot figure out how to operate the light switches in the Cabinet room.”
Spicer responded by saying “From top to bottom, it made up stories that don’t exist,” he said. “And I think that’s unfortunate for people that look to news institutions like that for their news.”
President Trump pounded away at the NY Times as well, saying now they are writing “total fiction!”
The failing @nytimes writes total fiction concerning me. They have gotten it wrong for two years, and now are making up stories & sources!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
H/T: The Washington Times
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