Trump Cancels Meeting With ‘New York Times’ After They Do This

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November 22, 2016 2:17pm PST

Donald Trump cancelled his meeting with the reporters from The New York Times and the newspaper’s publisher Arthut Sulzberger that was supposed to take place today after the publication publication refused to speak with him off the record.

“I cancelled today’s meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice,” Trump wrote on Twitter early this morning, according to Daily Mail.

The Times immediately fired back, saying they never changed the terms of their meeting and that they’d never agreed to meet with him off the record. A spokesperson for the newspaper also said that they were never told that the meeting had been cancelled by Trump or any of his people, and that they only learned it wasn’t happening from Twitter.

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Times’s senior vice president for communications Eileen M. Murphy issued a statement about the last-minute cancellation.

“We were unaware that the meeting was canceled until we saw the president-elect’s tweet this morning. We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to,” said Murphy. “They tried to yesterday – asking for only a private meeting and no on-the-record segment, which we refused to agree to.”

“In the end, we concluded with them that we would go back to the original plan of a small off-the-record session and a larger on-the-record session with reporters and columnists,” she added.

Here’s the New York Times’ statement:

“We were unaware that the meeting was canceled until we saw the president-elect’s tweet this morning. 

We did not change the ground rules at all and made no attempt to.

They tried to yesterday – asking for only a private meeting and no on-the-record segment, which we refused to agree to. 

In the end, we concluded with them that we would go back to the original plan of a small off-the-record session and a larger on-the-record session with reporters and columnists.”

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