"Everytime Trump tweets, we get more popular" New York Times DESTROYS Donald Trump 2/26/17

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Published: February 26, 2017

NYT Executive Editor: Every Time Trump Tweets ‘It Drives Subscriptions Wildly’. ‘We’re not failing at all’: New York Times reveals ‘Trump tweets drive subscriptions wildly’

With President Donald Trump continuing his attacks on the New York Times this morning by once again labeling the paper as “failing,” NYT executive editor Dean Baquet appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the president’s relationship with his publication, the press in general, and how Trump has actually been a boon for the Gray Lady.

After host Brian Stelter noted that Trump has tried to get the nickname to stick by using the term “failing” 53 times on Twitter to describe the Times, he asked Baquet what the facts were.

“We’re not failing at all,” the editor responded. “Our digital subscriptions are going through the roof. Even print subscriptions are up. We’re a profitable company.”

He then added that this was an “effort by this administration to minimize the press.” Baquet further explained that the president’s tweets are also designed to minimize other institutions that are there to hold him accountable. “I think that’s dangerous,” he said.

Following a short discussion about whether Trump is displaying authoritarian tendencies, Baquest was then asked if Trump’s tweets actually help his paper’s subscriptions.

“Trump is the best thing to happen to the Times’ subscription strategy — Yes,” he told Stelter. “Every time he tweets it drives subscriptions wildly.”

The two would then go on to talk about Trump’s complaints about the press’s use of anonymous sources on stories surrounding the White House, with Baquet highlighting the president’s history of being an anonymous source himself.

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that the paper was “failing,” and noted that Trump’s Twitter attacks were, in fact, driving subscriptions “through the roof.”

CNN host Brian Stelter pointed out on Sunday that Trump had said at least 53 times on Twitter that the Times was “failing.”

But Baquet insisted that Trump’s assertion was factually incorrect.

“We’re not failing at all,” he explained. “In fact, our digital subscriptions are going through the roof. Even print subscriptions are up. We’re a profitable company. We’re a newsroom that’s hiring. I mean, we’re a big, vibrant, important newsroom.”

According to Baquet, Trump’s White House was engaged in “an effort to minimize the press.”

“I think if you look at the pattern of the president’s tweets, they’re actually designed to minimize the institutions who are charged with holding him accountable,” he declared.

Stelter wondered if Trump’s attacks on the media showed that the president had “authoritarian tendencies.”

Baquet agreed that the president’s strategy was, at the very least, “troublesome” and “dangerous.”

“Trump is the best thing to happen to the Times subscription strategy,” he added. “Every time he tweets, it drives subscriptions wildly.”

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