Rabat – CNN noted early Tuesday morning that President-elect Donald Trump cancelled a scheduled meeting with the New York Times, citing a change in “terms and conditions” at the last minute.
Trump had originally agreed to meet with press executives, as well as reporters and columnists, on Tuesday. The Times published a front-page story early Tuesday morning, however, that criticized Trump’s financial history and poor relationship with the press.
Trump posted three tweets on Tuesday, the first of which announced his cancellation of the scheduled meeting. In the second, Trump accused the New York Times of publishing false information about him:
“Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!”
Trump also referenced an article by the Times public editor, Liz Spayd, which claimed complaints about the newspaper had risen to levels not seen since September 11, 2001.
According to CNN, Trump met with executives from several top television networks on Monday. The meeting, held at Trump Tower, included complaints from Trump about his media coverage. Sources told CNN that Trump listened to concerns from journalists regarding the importance of access, and agreed to improve mutual relations.