D.C. Daily: Trump's tweets take aim at the New York Times

Posted at 9:07 AM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-15 12:07:07-04

Reports compiled by Zac Self

WASHINGTON (KGTV) -- Sunday morning, President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets blasting the New York Times for not mentioning several recent moves by the Trump Administration. 

The pair of tweets mentions a story by Peter Baker, saying Baker should have "mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast approvals of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines." 

Trump goes on to say, "Also, look at the recent EPA cancelations & our great new Supreme Court Justice!"

The tweets most likely refer to an article written by Baker titled, "Promise the Moon? Easy for Trump. But Now Comes the Reckoning."


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