The executive editor of The New York Times said on Monday that a headline saying President Trump had urged unity against racism after two mass shooting shook the nation was “a f***ing mess.”
During a hastily arranged meeting lasting more than an hour, The Daily Beast reported, Dean Baquet and the paper’s top leadership discussed how to address charges of racism against Trump — and that headline.
After two mass shootings within hours left 32 dead and 52 wounded, Trump delivered a somber statement from the White House. He laid out several avenues as potential solutions, called for unity and bipartisanship, soothed Americans as the comforter-in-chief and loudly denounced racism and white supremacy.
“Together, we lock arms to shoulder the grief, we ask God in Heaven to ease the anguish of those who suffer, and we vow to act with urgent resolve,” he said. “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies