Nov 3, 2019 - Economy & Business

Behind the scenes: How Trump still gets his NYT and WaPo fix

Illustration of WaPo and NYT apps

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

If you were skeptical that President Trump would give up his lifelong habit of reading the New York Times, you were right to be.

Driving the news: Sources familiar with the president's iPhone told Axios that the president maintains a digital portal to the two newspapers he recently banished from the West Wing: the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Between the lines: The White House recently announced it was canceling subscriptions to the New York Times and Washington Post after Trump complained about their unfriendly coverage. But sources familiar with the president's cellphone — an iPhone XS Max — said Trump has not deleted the NYT and WaPo apps.

  • Perhaps that's why Trump issued a tweet on Oct. 26 that suggested he wasn't quite abiding by his NYT/WaPo ban: "The Fake Washington Post keeps doing phony stories, with zero sources, that I am concerned with the Impeachment scam."
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