It's Tuesday and Donald Trump reportedly had a scheduled meeting with #The New York Times today, but ended up canceling the whole thing. This morning, he was fired up on #Twitter about the newspaper's supposed treatment and attitude towards him, which led to him deciding that he had to ditch them, letting them know that they were "not nice."
The battle continued
Both parties have been putting each other in the hot seat, and neither seem to be backing down. Trump has been on the defense against several reports made in particular by the New York Times, and has famously found Twitter to be his trusty tool to let the world know about his opinions and to launch his attacks. Trump has previously threatened to sue the company for libel over a published article that put him in a terrible light, about two women who accused him of touching them inappropriately. Today, Trump mentioned in a tweet that the "failing" Times had changed the terms and conditions for the meeting at the very last moment.
I cancelled today's meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
He then went on to tweet that The Times will continue to cover him inaccurately and with a nasty tone.
Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
The meeting finally happens
Strangely enough, after cancelling today's meeting, it was quickly rescheduled and Trump even shared his plans for all to see in a later tweet.
The meeting with the @nytimes is back on at 12:30 today. Look forward to it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
New York Times' response
In response to Trump's canceling of the meeting this morning, the newspaper said that on Monday, Trump's team had asked to change the ground rules, but they declined to do so. Spokeswoman for The Times Eileen Murphy said "We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to," She continued, "They tried to yesterday -- asking for only a private meeting and no on-the-record segment, which we refused to agree to." In the end, they concluded that they would go back to the original plan of a small, off-the-record session, and then have a larger, on-the-record session with columnists and reporters.
A ray of hope
Trump has reportedly indicated that he hopes that he and the New York Times will improve their strained relationship. At today's midday meeting, Trump stated that he had great respect for the paper, but thought that they have treated him very roughly, especially in comparison to Hillary Clinton. #DonaldTrump