Right now, the New York Times lawyers are probably shaking in their boots.
If you didn’t know, the NYT ran a piece on Donald Trump recently where it talked about his realationship and viewpoint on women. The article essentially stated that he was a misogynistic, ego maniac, who hates women. Surprising considering his own daughter has praised him up and down about being a wonderful man and father and having the utmost respect for women.
So now, Trump is considering SUING the newspaper because of this. And you know what? I don’t blame him one bit.
A Trump Organization attorney suggested Monday night that Donald Trump might sue the New York Times over a Sunday front page story about his behavior around women.
Then on Tuesday morning, another Trump attorney said “I don’t think that this is going to end up in litigation,” but called on The Times to retract the story and apologize.
We still think he should.
The newspaper will not be doing that. It is standing firmly behind the story, which was the product of weeks of intensive reporting.
The controversy is the latest illustration of how Trump runs against the media while simultaneously courting media attention.
The presumptive GOP nominee tweeted 14 times on Monday, and 10 of the messages were broadsides against the Times. Among other things, he said the “failing” newspaper published a “false, malicious and libelous story” that was “totally dishonest.”
All of which are truths.
Trump began criticizing the story on Sunday morning, declaring that it was “a lame hit piece” and “a joke.”
Later in the day he asked, “Why doesn’t the failing @nytimes write the real story on the Clintons and women? The media is TOTALLY dishonest!”
Totally AGREE! We hope this actually does come to fruition as the NYT is looking more like the National Enquirer now than a respected journal. Shameful.