The New York Times has surely had better days.
After all, it’s not every day that the White House press secretary completely obliterates the newspaper on live television. But that’s exactly what happened during Monday’s White House media briefing.
Responding to a question from Todd Gillman of The Dallas Morning News regarding Russia’s alleged payments to Taliban-linked terrorists for killing American soldiers and President Donald Trump’s reported knowledge of the situation, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tore into the so-called “paper of record.”
The Trump administration has vehemently denied The Times’ claim that the president was briefed on intelligence regarding the alleged bounties, with National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien noting in a statement: “Because the allegations in recent press articles have not been verified or substantiated by the Intelligence Community, President Trump had not been briefed on the items.”
McEnany, for her part, slammed The Times’ “absolutely irresponsible decision” to “falsely report that [Trump] was briefed on something