Donald Trump instructed all federal agencies to cancel subscriptions to media that criticize him Source: AFP
In one more chapter of his
dispute with the most influential media in his country, the president of the United States
Donald Trump canceled White House subscriptions to newspapers
The New York Times and
The Washington Post and ordered all official units to follow suit, official sources reported.
"Not renewing subscriptions in all federal agencies will be a significant cost savings, we will save hundreds of thousands of dollars from taxpayers," the White House spokeswoman said in a statement,
In addition, government officials reported that they will no longer receive copies of these media at the White House. As reported by El País, the White House "is an important client for the press. Every morning copies of
The Wall Street Journal,
The Financial Times,
The Washington Post and
The New York Times, although Trump's favorite reading is
The New York Post. "
The New York Times is the global media with the largest number of digital subscribers
He advanced his decision in an interview with Fox News: "We don't even want him (to the Times) at the White House anymore. We're probably going to finish (the subscription) and the Washington Post. It's fake news."
Not renewing subscriptions in all federal agencies will be a significant cost savings, we will save hundreds of thousands of dollars from taxpayers
Stephanie Grisham (White House spokeswoman)
Trump has a melee war against the American press. Last June, he wrote on his Twitter account that a note published by The New York Times represented "a virtual act of treason." And one of the main shareholders of the newspaper,
A. G. Sulzberger, crossed it in an opinion column in The Wall Street Journal: "the new attack crossed a very dangerous line within the president's campaign against the free and independent press."
As The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, the numbers of how many subscribers the Post and Times have in the official US offices are not public, although all federal employees have free access to digital subscriptions with their government mails.