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Trump: Demoted New York Times editor should have been fired

President Trump on Thursday suggested The New York Times did not go far enough in demoting one of its editors earlier this week, though it was unclear if he was aware of the reason for the punishment.
Trump tweeted about the demotion of Jonathan Weisman, the deputy Washington editor for The New York Times, days after the newspaper detailed the decision following controversial tweets from the employee.
While the demotion was announced Tuesday, Trump’s tweet came a short time after a Fox News segment in which New York Post columnist Mike Goodwin weighed in on the personnel decision and was critical of the newspaper’s coverage of the president.
Trump frequently rails against The Times, lashing out at individual reporters and describing coverage he dislikes as “fake news.” He has also described the newspaper as the “enemy of the people” despite warnings from its publisher and others about the dangerous of the term.
Weisman’s demotion came after a series of social media controversies.
In July, Weisman deleted a tweet suggesting that saying Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (Minn.) were from the Midwest was “like saying @RepLloydDoggett (D-Austin) is from Texas or @repjohnlewis (D-Atlanta) is from the Deep South.”
The tweet drew widespread backlash from other Democrats and observers who accused Weisman of racism.
Weisman also faced criticism last week after saying that the organization Justice Democrats was backing a primary challenger, Morgan Harper, against Rep. Joyce Beatty
(D-Ohio), who is black. Harper responded that she is also African American.
The editor faced additional backlash after author Roxane Gay accused Weisman of emailing her after she mocked the tweets, telling her that she owed him an “enormous apology” for accusing him of racism and incompetence.