Times publisher releases statement about meeting with Trump, reveals nothing the president said – ThinkProgress


The writer of The New York Instances launched a press release relating to his latest off-the-record assembly with President Donald Trump after Trump tweeted in regards to the assembly Sunday morning.

By discussing publicly the contents of their dialog, the president’s tweet retroactively put the assembly on the file, the Instances stated, and a Instances spokeswoman instructed reporters that the newspaper would launch writer A.G. Sulzberger’s “detailed notes.” However these notes haven’t materialized, and a press release from Sulzberger stated nothing in any respect about what the president needed to say within the assembly.

“Had an excellent and attention-grabbing assembly on the White Home with A.G. Sulzberger,” Trump tweeted at eight:30 a.m. Sunday morning. “Spent a lot time speaking in regards to the huge quantities of Pretend Information being put out by the media & how that Pretend Information has morphed into phrase, ‘Enemy of the Individuals.’ Unhappy!”

Round 11:00 a.m. Sunday Sulzberger launched a press release of his personal.

Whereas Trump’s tweet Sunday morning painted Sulzberger as an ally in Trump’s conflict in opposition to “pretend information,” Sulzberger is telling a a lot totally different story in regards to the assembly, saying in his assertion that he accepted the assembly to “elevate issues in regards to the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric.”

“I instructed the president instantly that I assumed that his language was not simply divisive however more and more harmful,” Sulzberger stated within the launch. “I instructed him that though the phrase ‘pretend information’ is unfaithful and dangerous, I’m way more involved about his labeling journalists ‘the enemy of the folks.’”

Sulzberger stated he spoke to the president about the way in which his inflammatory language is contributing to the rise in threats of violence in opposition to journalists, significantly these working overseas. He stated he was not asking the president to melt his assaults on the Instances specifically however to rethink his broader assaults on the free press.

As of the time of publication, although, the Instances has provided no details about something Trump stated in the course of the assembly, data that may be extremely pertinent to the Instances’ readers and reporters. The assertion additionally supplied no direct quotes from Sulzberger or Instances editorial web page editor James Bennet, who was additionally current within the assembly. As a substitute, the assertion depends solely on Sulzberger’s personal characterization of the dialog.

Sulzberger took over because the paper’s writer earlier this 12 months, changing his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. The White Home confirmed to CNN Sunday that the assembly with Sulzberger passed off.

What Trump instructed them stays unknown.


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