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Trump's Meeting With 'Failing' New York Times Back On

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Tuesday, 22 Nov 2016 10:08 AM

President-elect Donald Trump late Tuesday morning decided to meet with The New York Times after all, despite his early morning Twitter barrage blasting the paper and pulling the plug on a planned meeting.

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks said Trump would be heading to the Times offices later Tuesday, The Hill reported.

Shortly before 11 a.m., Trump tweeted confirmation, without explaining what changed his mind.

 

 

The Times released a statement confirming the move, the Hill said.

"He will meet with our publisher off-the-record and that session will be followed by an on-the-record meeting with our journalists and editorial columnists," the Hill said, quoting the statement.

Earlier Tuesday, the president elect fired off three tweets against the Times, abruptly cancelling the meeting with its reporters and editors just hours before it was to begin. 

While Trump's tweet claims that the Times changed "terms and conditions," the Times denied any change.

"We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to," Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy told the Washington Examiner in a statement. "[Trump's team] 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."

Trump's cancellation came the morning after his meeting with TV news anchors and executives reportedly turned into a "firing squad" according to some participants and in the wake of the Times' Tuesday editorial blasting Trump for "tide of racism, anti-Semitism, and xenophobia that has swept the country since the election."

Minutes after tweeting the cancellation, Trump issued another tweet criticizing the Times but suggesting he might reschedule.

Trump then issued a post noting that the Times has revealed that reader complaints against it are at a 15-year high, but went on to note that he couldn't understand why the paper would reveal such a thing.

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