The White House was given 5 days to respond to the details of our investigation. The Times followed up multiple times but no response was given on the record until the President addressed the story after its publication. https://t.co/yG4mDpHpnU
— NYTimes Communications (@NYTimesPR) February 20, 2019
Trump had furiously tweeted that “stories are written that have no basis in fact” and that “writers don’t even call asking for verification.”
The Press has never been more dishonest than it is today. Stories are written that have absolutely no basis in fact. The writers don’t even call asking for verification. They are totally out of control. Sadly, I kept many of them in business. In six years, they all go BUST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019