A new report is shedding light on an internal meeting held at The New York Times after turmoil tied to a recent Trump headline. The headline last week involved President Trump‘s remarks following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
Last week, The Times summarized Trump’s comments, in which he denounced hate and white supremacy, with the headline “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism.” That brought sharp reactions on social media, with some vowing to cancel their subscriptions to the paper and critics alleging it oversimplified a presidential response that did not include specific proposals to curb gun violence.
Some of the biggest critics included Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and several 2020 presidential candidates.
Hours later, the headline was changed to “Assailing Hate But Not Guns,” though that revision was also criticized.