- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 29, 2018

President Trump said Sunday that he won’t allow journalists who are driven “insane” by their hatred of him to ruin America.

“I will not allow our great country to be sold out by anti-Trump haters in the dying newspaper industry,” Mr. Trump tweeted.

He was responding to A.G. Sulzberger, publisher of The New York Times, who said he recently urged the president in a private meeting to stop calling the press “the enemy of the people.”

“I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence,” Mr. Sulzberger said in a statement.

The president fired back on Twitter Sunday afternoon, “When the media - driven insane by their Trump Derangement Syndrome - reveals internal deliberations of our government, it truly puts the lives of many, not just journalists, at risk! Very unpatriotic! Freedom of the press also comes with a responsibility to report the news accurately.”

He said the press is trying to distract and cover up his administration’s achievements.

“As an example, the failing New York Times and the Amazon Washington Post do nothing but write bad stories even on very positive achievements - and they will never change!” the president said.

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

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