U.S. President Donald Trump predicts that the New York Times newspaper, which he is suing, will cease its activity in 5 years. This opinion was expressed by the politician on Twitter.
"The New York Times is an embarrassment to journalism. They were a dead paper before I went into politics, and they will be a dead paper after I leave, which will be in 5 years. Fake News is the Enemy of the people!" Trump said.
The New York Times is an embarrassment to journalism. They were a dead paper before I went into politics, and they will be a dead paper after I leave, which will be in 5 years. Fake News is the Enemy of the people!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2020
Trump's campaign headquarters in February 2020 sued the New York Times. The reason for the lawsuit was the publication of the “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo” article in March 2019. Its author is Max Frankel, who was the executive editor from 1986 to 1994. Lawyers from Trump’s headquarters claim that the material defames Trump’s agreement with the Russian leadership.
Frankel wrote about the links between Trump's entourage and Russian emissaries ahead of the 2016 elections. He concluded that Trump’s headquarters and Russian officials “made a comprehensive deal”: Russia's assistance in the campaign against Hillary Clinton in exchange for a new pro-Russian White House foreign policy.
Trump lawyers say this is slander, and that the newspaper published the material “knowing that it misinforms and misleads its readers.”