Published: Fri, November 25, 2016
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Trump cancels meeting with New York Times

Trump cancels meeting with New York Times

The Republican - known to be an avid media consumer - said the newspaper had switched the terms at the last moment, adding: "Not nice".

Without elaborating, the United States president-elect tweeted that the newspaper had changed the terms of the meeting.

Donald Trump scolded media big shots during an off-the-record Trump Tower sitdown on Monday, sources told The Post.

A day after Donald Trump met with TV news people and ripped them a new one, for, among other things, running photos that make him look fat, the president-elect met with reporters, columnists, and executives from the New York Times today. In the past, Trump has tweeted that global warming is a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese.

Murphy said that the Times "was unaware that the meeting was cancelled until we saw the President-Elect's tweet this morning".

Mr Trump also told Times reporters and editors in the meeting his son-in-law could perhaps bring about peace between the Palestinians and the Israelis, Vincent said.

He also said the paper's coverage of him had a "nasty tone", without citing specifics.

Conway interceded to say that the new Trump administration appreciated the press corps' hard work during the campaign and wanted a reset on its relationship with the press.

NBC's Chuck Todd and Lester Holt; CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Erin Burnett; CBS's Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose, John Dickerson, and Gayle King; and ABC's George Stephanopoulos were some of the anchors who were seen entering Trump Tower shortly before 1 p.m.

"Trump started with [CNN chief] Jeff Zucker and said 'I hate your network, everyone at CNN is a liar and you should be ashamed, ' " the source was quoted as telling the tabloid.

Trump's daughter, Ivanka, sat in on a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last week, raising questions about the mixing of family and politics.

Some top network anchors are traveling or on vacation this week, and thus unable to attend Monday's meeting.

But, he said, "under no circumstances would you let this become habit-forming".

President-elect Donald Trump's visit to The New York Times is to consist of a private meeting with the publisher followed by an on-the-record session with Times journalists.

Later on Tuesday, the NYT announced that the meeting will happen, with both on and off-the-record segments scheduled. Trump said that he was "looking at it very closely" and had an "open mind to it", but was also weighing the impact that climate change would have on US companies and competitiveness, according to tweets from the session. Broadcasters require government approval of licenses, and threatening to reject licenses was one weapon Nixon wielded against broadcasters, he said.

Canceling meetings at the newspaper could have allowed him the chance to avoid direct questioning on the subject.

Since the election, the media has expressed concern about whether Trump will stick to protocol by allowing a protective pool to cover his whereabouts, and when he will hold his first news conference as president-elect.

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