published : 2023-11-15

Biden Campaign Urges New York Times to Be More Critical of Trump

Media accused of not shining enough light on GOP abortion policy

A photo of President Joe Biden speaking to reporters at the American Possibilities White House Demo Day at The Showroom in Washington, DC, on November 7, 2023. (Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

President Biden's campaign called out the New York Times on Wednesday, urging the paper to be more critical of the current GOP front-runner, Donald Trump.

In an email posted to social media, the campaign accused the media of not shining a bright enough light on Republican abortion policies and Trump's role in overturning Roe v. Wade.

A photo of a rally with former President Donald Trump addressing a crowd during a campaign event in Summerville, South Carolina on September 25, 2023. (Taken with Nikon D850)

The campaign singled out a report published by the New York Times headlined 'Why Trump Seems Less Vulnerable on Abortion Than Other Republicans,' criticizing the assertion that Trump was being vague about his abortion stance to appeal to general election voters.

The Biden White House had previously written a letter to media outlets, asking them to ramp up scrutiny of House Republicans amid an impeachment inquiry into Biden.

A photo of a demonstration by protesters advocating for reproductive rights, holding signs in support of Roe v. Wade. (Taken with Sony Alpha a7 III)

The president has expressed dissatisfaction with press coverage of his administration, remarking that the news tends to focus on negativity.

The New York Times did not respond to requests for comment.