In February, The New York Post published an article titled, “Donald Trump: He’s a con man, a fraud, and a narcissist.”
It was written by the New Yorker’s Maggie Haberman and was published shortly after The Post published a lengthy piece about Trump by New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait.
It quickly went viral, with more than half a million views.
But the story didn’t go as far as some critics claimed it would, with many pointing to Trump’s repeated denial of his past sexual misconduct, and to his insistence that his past claims of sexual misconduct have been disproven.
The article also had some readers on the receiving end of Trump’s accusations that it was somehow a ploy to get the Times to publish a story that could be critical of the president.
“Donald Trump is a con artist, a liar, and narcissist,” one reader wrote.
If you want to know what a con is, go to any real estate company, go visit any realtor, or read any old newspaper.
It’s what the Clintons did.””
The Times and Trump are not con artists,” another reader responded.
“The Times is a tabloid with a real estate clientele.”
“Donald is a fraud.
He has a huge ego.
He thinks he’s so smart.
He knows what he’s doing.
The real estate business is a real fraud,” another added.
In response to the negative reception, Trump issued a statement on Friday stating that he had never engaged in sexual misconduct.
“The New York papers, which have long been the worst in the business, now want to be the worst again,” Trump said.
“They have gone to the extreme of trying to destroy me.”
In response, the Times responded to Trump, writing that it “has been clear for years that it would be a mistake for us to report on a president who had made explicit sexual misconduct allegations against himself.”
“It was not our intention to be partisan or to have an agenda, but we simply wanted to cover a different topic, one we knew was not newsworthy,” the statement read.
“We have no choice but to report the allegations, which were true and in our opinion sound.
We believe that if the facts had been different, we would have reported them.”
The New Yorker did not respond to Breitbart News’ request for comment.