2016 ELECTION/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The New York Times sought to correct the record with President Donald Trump Wednesday [3-29-17], pushing back on his claim that the Times ‘apologized to subscribers’ for its election coverage.
‘Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong,’ Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. ‘Now worse!’
The Times’ communication team tweeted back, calling the claim ‘false.’
‘[email protected] False, we did not apologize,’ the tweet read. ‘We stand by our coverage & thank our millions of subscribers for supporting our journalism.’
Trump was likely referring to a letter that New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. wrote to Times subscribers three days after election night. In the letter, Sulzberger wrote that the Times and other news outlets ‘underestimate[d] his support among American voters,’ but said the paper’s staff believed it ‘reported on both candidates fairly during the presidential campaign.’ “
-Kelsey Sutton, “New York Times to Trump: ‘We did not apologize’,” Politico, March 29, 2017