The White House To Cancel 'New York Times,' 'Washington Post' Subscriptions

The White House confirmed Tuesday that it will not renew subscriptions to The New York Times and The Washington Post.

“We don’t even want [The New York Times] in the White House anymore,” President Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity during an interview that aired Monday night. 

“We’re going to probably terminate that and The Washington Post. They’re fake,” he added.

"We have no plans to renew them," White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham confirmed to The Hill.

Trump regularly calls the Times “fake news,” and condemns “mainstream media" for its coverage of his administration.

In his interview with Hannity, Trump also criticized the press for the way it covers former vice president Joe Biden’s family, compared to his own.



Earlier this year, in an interview at the Oval Office with Times reporters and publisher A.G. Sulzberger, Trump spoke out about the way he felt the paper covered him. 

“Everybody thinks The New York Times treats me terribly. Washington Post also, but The New York Times even more so treats me unbelievably terribly,” Trump said.

A recent study by market research company Morning Consult found that news outlets are among the most politically polarizing brands.

News outlets made up 12 of the 15 most politically polarizing brands, from the more than 3,700 brands that Morning Consult tracks daily. Morning Consult polled over 13,000 survey respondents for each brand from July 1 to August 8.

The New York Times and The Washington Post were among the top 10 on that list.

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