President Trump responded to the New York Times’ predictable decision to change a headline favorable to Trump to one less favorable after receiving backlash from Joe Biden’s campaign and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
According to The Daily Wire:
After backlash from high-profile Democrats, including the campaign of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), The New York Times, once again, changed a headline and deleted a tweet promoting it. President Trump has since responded by pointing to the paper’s most recent Democrat-prompted headline change as more evidence that it’s become a “fake newspaper.”
“As Chaos Spreads, Trump Vows to ‘End It Now,’” read the paper’s original front-page for its Tuesday print edition. The front-page features articles on Trump issuing “threats to send military” into riot-ravaged cities, the protests raging in 140 cities that have brought “5 deaths and thousands of arrests,” and the “chasm of race” in “liberal bastion” Minneapolis.
An image of the front page including the original top headline — accurately quoting Trump’s declaration and fairly describing the riots tearing through the country as “chaos” — was tweeted out by print editor Tom Jolly Monday evening and quickly highlighted by many incensed Democrats, including former Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro.
The President is acting like a budding dictator.
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) June 2, 2020
You’ve got to be kidding me. https://t.co/XJqrTH5P7c
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 2, 2020
The Fake Newspaper! https://t.co/X6LEqpQeBc
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020
On Thursday, Trump responded to a post by the Trump War Room calling out the Times “bow[ing] to the Biden campaign” by changing the headline highlighting Trump’s pledge to “end it now.”
This obviously isn’t the first time the New York Times has done something similar as President Trump has previously pointed out.
“Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism,” was the correct description in the first headline by the Failing New York Times, but it was quickly changed to, “Assailing Hate But Not Guns,” after the Radical Left Democrats went absolutely CRAZY! Fake News – That’s what we’re up against…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019