The New York Times deleted what they called a “poorly worded” tweet on Tuesday that suggested the Trump family could be “the American Answer to British royalty.”
We have deleted an earlier tweet to this article that was poorly worded and did not properly reflect the story. https://t.co/MDJz98FYeJ
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) June 4, 2019
“The Kennedys have long occupied the American political culture as the unofficial royal family. But on President Trump’s visit to Britain, a different opportunity seemed to present itself: his family as the American answer to British royalty,” read the now-deleted tweet.
The tweet was promoting an article by Maggie Haberman and Katie Rogers on how the Trump family — including his adult children — accompanied him on his state visit to the United Kingdom and Buckingham Palace and increasingly viewed themselves as American royalty, according to insiders.
“Whether they had official roles in the visit or not, the extended Trump family seemed to materialize in London overnight,” they wrote. “Monday’s lavish audience with the British royals was the culmination of more than a month of planning by White House officials who have grown accustomed to accommodating President Trump’s children.”
The media never had a problem with comparing the Kennedy family to royalty, but it’s a different matter when it comes to a president they dislike — especially after a very successful visit to the U.K.