A recent meeting between Donald Trump and the publisher of the New York Times became a public spat Sunday when the president characterized it as a discussion of “fake news,” and Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger rejected that account. Trump later took the media to task for revealing “internal deliberations” of the government.
The meeting occurred on July 20, according to the White House. The president has relentlessly disparaged the Times for its White House coverage, which earned the newspaper a Pulitzer Prize this year. And he’s suggested that both the Times and the Washington Post, owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, will soon be out of business.