Republican nominee Donald Trump said Friday that New York Times reporters serve as “corporate lobbyists” for the Times’ largest shareholder, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.
“No paper is more corrupt than the failing New York Times,” Trump said at a Greensboro, N.C. rally as he fought back against accusations of sexual misconduct. The GOP nominee added, “They are really really bad people. The largest shareholder in the Times is Carlos Slim. Now Carlos Slim, as you know, comes from Mexico. He’s given many millions of dollars to the Clintons and their initiatives.”
Slim is the largest shareholder of The New York Times, with about 17 percent ownership, and he has personally given up to $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Multiple companies which he own have each given millions to the Clinton Foundation.
“They’re not journalists. They’re corporate lobbyists for Carlos Slim and foreign corporations,” Trump said at the North Carolina rally. “We can’t let this happen. We’re not going to let it happen where [foreign corporations and their CEOs] decide the outcome of our elections.”