At 9:01 AM (EDT), on 29 July 2018, a tweet appeared from NYTimes Communications @NYTimesPR reading: "Statement of A. G. Sulzberger, Publisher, The New York Times, in response to President Trump's tweet about their meeting bit.ly/2LHSFoB" Following the link, one finds:
"Statement of A. G. Sulzberger, Publisher, The New York Times, in Response to President Trump's Tweet About Their Meeting
Earlier this month, A.G. received a request from the White House to meet with President Trump. This is not unusual; there has been a long tradition of New York Times publishers holding such meetings with presidents and other public figures who have concerns about coverage.
On July 20th, A. G. went to the White House, accompanied by James Bennet, who oversees the editorial page of The Times. Mr. Trump's aides requested that the meeting be off the record, which has also been the practice for such meetings in the past.
But with Mr. Trump's tweet this morning, he has put the meeting on the record, so A. G. has decided to respond to the president's characterization of their conversation, based on detailed notes A. G. and James took.