President Donald Trump called for the resignation of “everybody” at the Times who was involved in the “smear campaign” against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after it was revealed that an essay published on Sunday omitted some key facts about the accusations leveled against Kavanaugh.
“I call for the Resignation of everybody at The New York Times involved in the Kavanaugh SMEAR story, and while you’re at it, the Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is just as phony!” Trump tweeted Monday evening.
“They’ve taken the Old Grey Lady and broken her down, destroyed her virtue and ruined her reputation… She can never recover, and will never return to Greatness, under current Management. The Times is DEAD, long live The New York Times!”
…She can never recover, and will never return to Greatness, under current Management. The Times is DEAD, long live The New York Times!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019
The essay which was written by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, to promote their upcoming book on Kavanaugh failed to mention that one of the alleged sexual assault victims declined to be interviewed and couldn’t recall the incident according to her friends.
The essay led many Democratic presidential candidates to rip Kavanaugh and call for an investigation and impeachment of the Supreme Court Justice but failed to apologize or retract their statements after the Times issued a correction to the original article.