President Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House on Saturday. (Associated Press)
President Trump unleashed a barrage of criticism against the New York Times in a series of tweets Saturday, describing the newspaper as “phony” over its coverage of his immigration policies and predicting it would cease to exist within six years.
In his first Twitter post, the president blasted the paper for its story about his administration’s threats to release migrants into “sanctuary cities” as retaliation against Democrats.
"The New York Times Sanctuary Cities/Immigration story today was knowingly wrong on almost every fact," the president wrote. "They never call to check for truth. Their sources often don’t even exist, a fraud. They will lie & cheat anyway possible to make me look bad. In 6 years they will be gone………"
FORMER NY TIMES EDITOR RIPS TRUMP COVERAGE AS BIASED