A representative of Donald Trump’s company is now walking back a lawyer’s suggestion that Trump may sue the New York Times following what the candidate felt was a hit piece about him.
A weekend front page story chronicled Trump’s behavior with women over the years. Trump has denied many of the claims in the story, calling it “dishonest.”
Tuesday, the Trump Organization’s executive vice president said the Times owes Trump an apology. However, Michael Cohen said they are not likely to sue over it.
CNN reported, Monday, that a lawyer for the Trump Organization said a lawsuit was a possibility.
Cohen said it’s a “very high bar” to jump to win a suit against the paper. But, Cohen does want the paper to retract the story which includes accounts from a former girlfriend of Trump’s who says the story was “very upsetting.” Rowanne Brewer Lane said the paper told her the story would be different but she feels it was a hit piece.
The Times is standing behind the story.
The kerfuffle over newspaper sourcing also hit The Washington Post, Monday, when Trump’s former rival, Marco Rubio, unleashed a series of tweets accusing the paper of using quotes from unnamed sources who simply made up their comments.