And bitches on Twitter again about the horrible treatment he receives from them:
President-elect Donald Trump said he had canceled a planned meeting with reporters and editors from the New York Times — only to reverse himself hours later, his spokesperson and the newspaper confirmed.
“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,” the president-elect wrote early Tuesday morning.
“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!” he added in a second post minutes later. He continued with a third tweet in his barrage against the newspaper, writing that “the failing @nytimes just announced that complaints about them are at a 15 year high. I can fully understand that – but why announce?
A New York Times spokeswoman said the newspaper only learned of the meeting’s cancellation from Trump’s twitter account Tuesday morning. She disputed Trump’s claim that the Times had attempted to change the terms of its meeting with the president-elect.
“We were unaware that the meeting was canceled until we saw the President Elect’s tweet this morning. We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to,” Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy said in a statement emailed to POLITICO. “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, we concluded with them that we would go back to the original plan of a small off the record session and a larger on the record session with reporters and columnists.”
Hours later, Hope Hicks, a Trump spokesperson, told reporters at Trump Tower that the meeting was back on.