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The New York Times tweets reply to Trump comments on coverage

The New York Times' public relations team replied

The New York Times' public relations team replied to President-elect Donald Trump's comments on Twitter. Credit: Twitter

The New York Times fired back at President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter Sunday after he called out the publication's coverage of his election in an earlier tweet.

"Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the 'Trump phenomena,'" Trump tweeted Sunday morning. 

The New York Times' official PR account on Twitter replied to the tweet, saying "fact: surge in new subscriptions, print & digital, with trends, stops & starts, 4 X better than normal."

Trump, in another tweet, added that The Times sent a letter to subscribers apologizing for their "BAD coverage." 

On Friday, NYT publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and executive editor Dean Baquet sent a letter to staff and readers. That letter and another letter sent to The Times newsroom were shared in full on Twitter Sunday afternoon by the NYT's public relations team (@NYTimesComm). 

"We believe we reported on both candidates fairly during the presidential debate," the letter reads. "You can rely on The New York Times to bring the same fairness, the same level of scrutiny, the same independence to our coverage of the new president and his team." 

Trump also called out The Times on Twitter Sunday for a story that reported he had suggested more countries should have nuclear weapons, such as Japan, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. 

"How dishonest are they," tweeted @realDonaldTrump. "I never said this!" 


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