Trump Slams New York Times for Not Apologizing to Him for 'Anti-Semitic Cartoon'

Trump tweeted last week that the New York Times 'will have to get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness'

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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a Make America Great Again rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 27, 2019.
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U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the New York Times on Monday on Twitter after the newspaper apologized for running a cartoon criticized as anti-Semitic in its international edition. Trump wrote on Twitter, "The New York Times has apologized for the terrible Anti-Semitic Cartoon, but they haven’t apologized to me for this or all of the Fake and Corrupt news they print on a daily basis. They have reached the lowest level of “journalism,” and certainly a low point in @nytimes history!"

The cartoon ran on Thursday in the opinion column of the newpaper's international edition. The official apology came after criticism that its initial retraction on Saturday didn't include an explicit apology.

>>New York Times apologizes for publishing 'anti-Semitic political cartoon'

The cartoon in question showed U.S. President Donald Trump wearing a skullcap and led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, depicted as a guide dog wearing a Star of David necklace.

Last week, Trump tweeted an attack on New York Times columnist Paul Krugman on Tuesday morning, saying Krugman is “obsessed with hatred.”

Trump wrote, “Paul Krugman, of the Fake News New York Times, has lost all credibility, as has the Times itself, with his false and highly inaccurate writings on me. He is obsessed with hatred, just as others are obsessed with how stupid he is. He said Market would crash, Only Record Highs!”

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The president then followed that tweet up with a second attack on the New York Times, writing,“I wonder if the New York Times will apologize to me a second time, as they did after the 2016 Election. But this one will have to be a far bigger & better apology. On this one they will have to get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness-they are truly the Enemy of the People!”

The New York Times has never apologized to Trump and while it was not immediately clear to what his tweeted referred, the Daily Beast postulated he may be "misrepresenting a short letter to readers in November 2016 thanking them for loyalty" after Trump's surprise 2016 victory.

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