President Donald Trump failed miserably Thursday in his attempt to call out the The New York Times for violating its own guidelines.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 30, 2017
Clifford Levy, the Times’ deputy managing editor, fired back an hour later, tweeting that Trump was “mistaken.”
Levy explained that the paper’s social media guidelines, which outline how reporters should present themselves on social media so they aren’t perceived as biased, apply to the newsroom ― not the opinion section.
The Times’ opinion section features commentary from columnists and contributing writers on both sides of the political spectrum, as well as the editorial board. The editorial board voices its opinion on topics that include political endorsements, foreign affairs and lawsuits.
Trump hasn’t responded to Levy’s correction. A representative for the White House did not immediately answer HuffPost’s request for comment.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.