Donald Trump Threatens to Sue 'The New York Times' for "Irresponsible Intent"
Trump says that his lawyers want to sue, but he "said no (for now), but they are watching. Really disgusting."
Presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter today to warn The New York Times of a pending lawsuit he says he might have planned.
In a tweet, Trump said, "My lawyers want to sue the failing @nytimes so badly for irresponsible intent. I said no (for now), but they are watching. Really disgusting."
Earlier in the day, Trump continued his anti-media comments made online with a series of tweets against The New York Times and columnist Maureen Dowd, saying that she "makes up things that I never said for her boring interviews and column. A neurotic dope!"
In an interview with CNN on Saturday, Dowd said she had confronted Trump throughout his campaign, warning him about the violence at his rallies and events, but he told her that “he thought the violence added a frisson of excitement.”
Calling her a "wacky columnist for the failing @nytimes," Trump went on to tweet that Dowd "pretends she knows me well—wrong!"
Though Trump has threatened media outlets including the Times and CNN before, there is no legal claim of "irresponsible intent."
See his tweets below.