Meeting the publisher of the NY Times and trump ended in dispute and recrimination

Today it became known about the meeting of President of the United States and Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times. Given the fact that the head of state is not in the best relations with the American media, the experts did not place in this event of great hope. As expected, the result of the meeting has not resulted in any consensus, and, besides, there’s a new reason for discord.

Had a very good and interesting meeting at the White House with A. G. Sulzberger, Publisher of the New York Times. Spent much time talking about the vast amounts of Fake News being put out by the media & how that Fake News has morphed into the phrase, “Enemy of the People.” Sad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018

The fact that after talking trump and Sulzberger, the President, with the help of the post on the social network Twitter, spoke about their conversation. The head of state said he «spent a lot of time talking about the huge volumes of fake newspublished by the media, and how the news has transformed into the phrase «enemies of the people«». His statement trump summed up the word «Sad!».

Immediately afterward, Sulzberger, who in America is considered one of the most influential publishers, said that the meeting of the leadership of the NYT and the President of the United States, it is «a long tradition«. According to him, representatives of trump asked that the details of the conversation have not been published in the media, that is, the conversation was conducted «off the record». However, after the actions of the President, the situation has changed radically, and this prompted Sulzberger to reveal some details.

…accurately. 90% of media coverage of my Administration is negative, despite the tremendously positive results we are achieving, it’s no surprise that confidence in the media is at an all time low! I will not allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018

The publisher claims that he explicitly stated Trump concerns about his disturbing rhetoricdirected towards the media. In particular, it was about the phrase «enemies of the people«, which the head of state has been used against critics of his inform-resources.

«I told him that although the phrase «fake news» is wrong and harmful, I’m much more concerned about the label «enemies of the people», which he put on journalists. I warned that such provocative rhetoric contributes to the growth of threats against the journalists and will lead to violence,» said Sulzberger.

Of course, comments by the publisher did not remain without attention of Donald trump. The tone of his statements instantly changed and became extremely dismissive. Policy published in the social network several positions, actively criticizing the media. He says that 90% of the newsconcerning the White house, negative. According to trump, the newspaper must pay more attention to the achievements of his team.

…Amazon and the Washington Post do nothing but write bad stories even on very positive achievements — and they will never change!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2018

The President said that the newspaper industry is dying, and he will not allow «the country was sold out by the haters of trump.» As obvious detractors, the politician cited the example of one of the most popular and influential periodicals of the USA: the Washington Post and the New York Times. According to him, they regularly write negative articles, often based on his positive achievements.

Members of the media, in turn, noted that the next portion of criticism from Donald trump only made the situation worse. It can strengthen the tension within American society.