Trump Lashes Out at New York Times, Says It Has ‘Evil’ and ‘Bad’ Intentions

President Donald Trump lashed out at The New York Times on Monday, claiming it reports with “evil” intentions and publishes lies.

“If you read the New York Times, it’s — the intent is so evil and so bad,” the president told Breitbart News in an interview Monday. “The stories are wrong in many cases, but it’s the overall intent.”

Trump referenced a front-page report published last May in which the Times relayed accounts from women who had interacted with him over a span of decades. As the Times’ reported, interviews with dozens of such women uncovered “unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct.”

The report’s lead anecdote featured Rowanne Brewer Lane, a former model who disputed the Times’ framing of her account days later. She accused the newspaper of spinning her story and putting “a negative connotation on it.”

Trump lamented in his interview with Breitbart that the Times didn’t apologize and accused the newspaper he commonly derides as the “failing” New York Times of reporting lies, a step further than his frequent cries of “fake news.”

“This was a front page article — almost the entire top half of the New York Times, and it was false. It was false,” Trump said. “Did they apologize? No. I call them the failing New York Times and they write lies. They write lies.”

He suggested, albeit indirectly, that Michael Barbaro, one of the two reporters who authored the story, shouldn’t be a journalist or allowed to report on him.

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SOURCE: Politico, Nolan D. McCaskill