NYT Hits Back At Trump After He Accuses Them Of Treason

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Shelby Talcott Senior White House Correspondent
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The New York Times responded to President Donald Trump’s tweet in which he accused the newspaper of treason Saturday, calling his comment “dangerous.”

Trump tweeted that an article written by the NYT was “a virtual act of Treason.” The article, written Saturday, alleges that the United States is increasing digital attacks on Russia.

The NYTimes Communications Twitter account responded to Trump Saturday evening, saying that “accusing the press of treason is dangerous.” (RELATED: Cyber Attacks Holding Baltimore Hostage, Threatening $10,000 A Day)

The NYT included a photo of the article which said that officials at the National Security Office didn’t have any issues with what the post included. Trump said that the paper was “failing” and is “so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country.”

The article discusses an alleged increase in U.S. cyber attacks on Russia, citing unnamed government officials. Trump may not have been briefed on the details of parts of the alleged attacks, according to the NYT piece. The article also suggested that “perhaps” the National Security Council didn’t have any objections to what was being published because “some of the intrusions were intended to be noticed by the Russians.”

Trump has been outspoken about his dislike for the NYT, calling it “sick journalism” and labeling the publication one of the “fake news media.”

“…ALSO, NOT TRUE! Anything goes with our Corrupt News Media today,” Trump continued on Twitter Saturday evening. “They will do, or say, whatever it takes, with not even the slightest thought of consequence! These are true cowards and without doubt, THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!”

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