Former President Donald Trump slammed The New York Times on Monday over the newspaper’s report detailing a shady fundraising scheme by Trump’s presidential campaign, accusing The Times of seeking to “disparage” his campaign’s grassroots financial support.
“In yet another highly partisan story, the failing New York Times wrote a completely misleading, one-sided attack piece this weekend that tried to disparage our record-setting grassroots fundraising operation during the 2020 campaign,” Trump said in a statement on Monday.
“Except for massive voter fraud, this was a campaign that was easily won by your favorite Republican President, me!” he added, repeating the false claim that the 2020 presidential election had been stolen from him through widespread fraud.
In his statement, Trump also claimed that his “support in 2020 was so big” that The Times felt compelled to “defend” Democrats by calling the former president’s fundraising practices into question.
The bombshell report from The Times revealed that the Trump campaign was deceiving its donors, turning one-time payments into recurring monthly donations without their knowledge by automatically checking the box to do so and making it hard to see on the page confirming the contribution.