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Trump Demanding A Better Apology From New York Times

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk from Marine One to board Air Force One on Thursday at Andrews Air Force Base, heading to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate to spend Easter weekend in Palm Beach, Fla. (Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

The president continues to assert that the New York Times should apologize to him for the coverage of the 2016 elections. He is demanding that a “far bigger and better apology” is required for the criticism of him by the columnist Paul Krugman in Tuesday’s paper.

Family trump in the Easter Egg Roll (cropped)

On his return to Washington, D.C. from his Easter weekend trip, Trump has been on his favorite social media platform, Twitter, tweeting and retweeting as much as 50 times in less than 24 hours. His tweets covered from “Fox & Friends” (“best of the morning political shows on television”), “Morning Joe” (helped him get elected but “too Angry, Dumb and Sick”), CNN (“a proven and long term ratings and beyond disaster”).

Trump was extremely irritated by Krugman’s column, in which he wrote that “the occupant of the White House betrayed his country.”

Paul Krugman appears at a forum in Shanghai. (Imaginechina via AP Images)

Trump in one of his tweets stated, “I wonder if the New York Times will apologize to me a second time, as they did after the 2016 Election, but this one will have to be a far bigger & better apology. On this one they will have to get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness-they are truly the Enemy of the People!”

Donald Trump official portrait

“The phrase ‘enemy of the people’ is not just false, it’s dangerous. It has an ugly history of being wielded by dictators and tyrants who sought to control public information.” was the response to the President’s tweet, by The New York Times public relations account. It is taken from the publisher A.G. Sulzberger’s February statement about Trump’s attacks on the press.

Trump has been very adamant regarding the newspaper apologizing to him over their coverage of the 2016 Presidential elections, to which the paper has vehemently denied. A few days after the election, Sulzberger and Executive Editor Dean Baquet published an open letter to readers raising the question of whether “Trump’s sheer unconventionality [led] us and other news outlets to underestimate his support among American voters?”

However the newspaper other than correcting factual errors in its reporting, which is a routine practice, has not acknowledged any bias with regards to the news coverage.

The New York Times, on its editorial page, generally shows that it supports the Democratic Party and had endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough responded on-air to Trump. “Why thank you,” Scarborough said sarcastically. “I remember you telling Jeff Zucker that you didn’t need CNN, the entire network of CNN, to get elected, but you are saying our show is so powerful that we got you elected. Wow, that’s great!”