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New York Times columnist David Leonhardt lays out the case of Donald Trump versus the United States of America in 40 sentences.
CNN: “In his tweet, Trump again called the Times ‘failing,’ but the newspaper actually reported a healthy second-quarter profit. Two years ago today, he also called the Times ‘failing’ and ‘dying.’ The Times‘ stock is up nearly 77% since that tweet.”
Toronto Star: “President Trump sat down Thursday for a rare interview with a media outlet other than Fox News, holding an impromptu 30-minute session with New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla. … He made nearly one false claim per minute — 25 false claims in all.”
“Something is unleashed with him lately. I don’t know what is causing it. I don’t know how to describe it.”
— New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, quoted by Newsweek, on President Trump’s recent behavior.
“Nowhere is political journalism so free, so robust, or perhaps so rowdy as in the United States. In the exercise of that freedom, mistakes will be made, some of which will be hurtful to others.”
— Federal Judge Jed Rakoff, dismissing Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, CNN reports.
Number of paid subscriptions to online and print the New York Times has seen since the presidential election, the media giant said in an exclusive statement to CNBC.
The number of new paid subscriptions to the New York Times in the week since Election Day, the largest one-week subscription increase since the paper launched its digital pay model five years ago.
Voters attracted by the force of the Trump personality should pause and take note of the precise qualities he exudes as an audaciously different politician: bluster, savage mockery of those who challenge him, degrading comments about women, mendacity, crude generalizations about nations and religions. Our presidents are role models for generations of our children. Is this the example we want for them?