Politico is firing back at Donald Trump, who called the publication “one of the most dishonest organizations I’ve ever dealt with.”
Politico’s co-founder and CEO, Jim VandeHei, told Breitbart through email that he appreciates Trump’s “very intense interest in our publication.” VandeHei added, “He should: Our journalism and journalists are amazing, unbelievably fabulous. Total winners. As I told Howie Kurtz a few weeks back, We Are Making American Journalism Great Again.”
Trump became angered by a story from Politico’s Ken Vogel and Ben Schreckinger that claimed Trump had met quietly with GOP megadonors Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer, and Charles Koch. Trump told Breitbart News Daily that the report from Politico was false.
“It is not true what they write, generally,” Trump told Breitbart News Daily. “I have had more false and dishonest articles from Politico than, I think, anybody else. And that’s saying something — to the point where we don’t deal with them anymore.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has gone after the publication. In August Trump tweeted from his account, “@Politico covers me more inaccurately than any other media source, and that is saying something. They go out of their way to distort truth!” In September Trump tweeted, “The failing @politico news outlet, which I hear is losing lots of money, is really dishonest!”