Donald Trump Calls New York Times ‘Fake News’ For Perfectly Accurate Reporting
In a Friday morning tweet, President Donald Trump accused The New York Times of “fake news” for writing that he had not spoken to Chinese President Xi Jingping since November.
The failing @nytimes does major FAKE NEWS China story saying “Mr.Xi has not spoken to Mr. Trump since Nov.14.” We spoke at length yesterday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2017
But Trump is citing a version of the article that was written before he spoke with Xi Thursday night. At the time the article was written, Trump actually hadn’t spoken to Xi since November and The Times story was completely factual.
The article was updated late Thursday night once the White House released its readout of their newest call. The article now reads that Xi “had not spoken to Mr. Trump since Nov. 14, the week after he was elected,” and the headline was updated from “China’s President, Stung by Taiwan Call, Is Said to Shun Trump,” to “After Silence From Xi, Trump Endorses the ‘One China’ Policy.”
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