Politics

Trump Accuses NYT Of ‘Collusion,’ Blasts Press As ‘Opposition Party’

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent

President Donald Trump accused vaunted newspapers The Boston Globe and The New York Times of financial collusion and called the press the opposition party, in an impromptu Twitter storm.

Trump appeared to reference the 2013 sale of the Boston Globe to businessman John Henry for approximately $70 million after purchasing itself for more than $1 billion in 1993. The Boston Globe joined The New York Times and dozens of other papers in publishing an op-ed extolling the virtues of the free press.

Despite the president’s apparent rancor at the coordinated op-ed on the free press, he then expressed his belief in absolute freedom of the press.