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Trump says NYT 'failing' — but stock up 30% since election

NYT editor: Trump's attacks are "failing"

President Trump loves to take potshots on Twitter at media companies that he thinks treat him unfairly.

On Wednesday, Trump attacked one of his favorite targets, the New York Times, tweeting from his


"Remember when the failing @nytimes apologized to its subscribers, right after the election, because their coverage was so wrong. Now worse!"

Trump loves to claim that the publisher is "failing," but that idea needs to be fact checked, because shares of New York Times Co (NYT). are up 30% since he was elected president. If that's a failure, what's his definition of success?

The company's stock is also up nearly 9% so far this year. That's better than the overall market and much better than many of its dead tree and ink rivals.

If the people of our great country could only see how viciously and inaccurately my administration is covered by certain media!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)

And as many others have already noted, the notion that the paper "apologized" to its readers is a Trump fantasy. The Times...