President-elect Donald Trump will skip an appointment with the New York Times, accusing the paper of changing the terms and conditions of the meeting.
“I cancelled today’s meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice,” he wrote on Twitter early this morning announcing his decision.
Trump had planned to meet New York Times reporters and columnists in an off-the-record meeting.
A New York Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy accused Trump of trying to change the rules, insisting that their original agreement included a private meeting and an on-the-record segment.
“In the end, we concluded with them that we would go back to the original plan of a small off the record session and a larger on the record session with reporters and columnists,” she said in a statement.
But it appears that Trump will not do the meeting unless the Times agrees to meet off the record.
“Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes,” he wrote on Twitter. “In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!”
Yesterday, Trump met with top TV news executives and stars and aired his grievances about their coverage. Although the meeting was off the record, many of the details were revealed through anonymous sources.