When you’re Donald Trump, bashing The New York Times must always seem like a good idea.
So it was no surprise to hear one particular sound bite during this month’s Republican presidential candidates’ debate. Asked about his proposal, made during a recent meeting with the Times editorial board, for a 45 percent tax on Chinese goods brought into the United States, he said: “That’s wrong. They were wrong. It’s The New York Times. They are always wrong.” Apparently not; in this case, a recording of the meeting posted by the paper supports its account of what the candidate said.