President Donald Trump fired back at The New York Times for publishing a nearly 15,000-word story detailing how he allegedly accumulated his wealth over several decades.
The Failing New York Times did something I have never seen done before. They used the concept of “time value of money” in doing a very old, boring and often told hit piece on me. Added up, this means that 97% of their stories on me are bad. Never recovered from bad election call!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2018
“Much of this money came to Mr. Trump through dubious tax schemes he participated in during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud,” TheNYT wrote in a summary of its findings.
Trump’s lawyers vehemently disputed the story, saying, “There was no fraud or tax evasion by anyone. The facts upon which The Times bases its false allegations are extremely inaccurate.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also responded to the story, saying, “Fred Trump has been gone for nearly twenty years, and it’s sad to witness this misleading attack against the Trump family by the failing New York Times. Many decades ago, the IRS reviewed and signed off on these transactions.”
Sanders continued, “Perhaps another apology from the New York Times, like the one they had to issue after they got the 2016 election so embarrassingly wrong, is in order.”