WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday swung back hard at The New York Times, which he referred to as “the enemy of the American people.”
“I wonder if the New York Times will apologize to me a second time, as they did after the 2016 Election. But this one will have to be a far bigger & better apology,” the president tweeted in regard to the Times’ allegations against him of Russian collusion. “On this one they will have to get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness-they are truly the Enemy of the People!”
The president’s latest attack upon the publication comes after a report released by Special Counsel Robert Mueller failed to find any evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
Despite Mueller’s findings, in a column for the Times on Monday, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote: “The fact is that the occupant of the White House betrayed his country. And the question everyone is asking is, what will Democrats do about it?”
“Paul Krugman, of the Fake News New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself, with his false and highly inaccurate writings on me,” the president lashed out in a separate tweet. “He is obsessed with hatred, just as others are obsessed with how stupid he is. He said Market would crash, Only Record Highs!”
Calls for comment to Krugman and to a spokesperson to the New York Times were not immediately returned.