Feb. 5, 2018; Blue Ash, OH, USA; President Donald Trump tours and speaks at Sheffer Corporation.

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New York Times: Source Trump Said 'Doesn't Exist' Was White House Official

May 27, 2018 - 12:05 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- President Donald Trump this weekend tweeted an accusation that The New York Times invented a source for a story.

But it turned out that the source was actually a White House official conducting a briefing for reporters in the White House briefing room, under the condition that he not be named.

Trump on Saturday tweeted that the official quoted by the Times "doesn't exist."

“WRONG AGAIN!” Trump tweeted. “Use real people, not phony sources.”

The story was titled “Trump Says North Korea Summit May Be Rescheduled.” It quoted the official as saying that even if the Korean summit meeting were reinstated, holding it on June 12 would be impossible given the lack of time and the amount of planning needed.

The article also said the U.S. was “back in touch” with North Korea and the meeting might still happen, the Times reported.