Trump Lashes Out at New York Times Ad Set to Air on the Oscars Tonight

President calls Droga5 spot 'bad'

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The New York Times was hoping to start a dialogue with its new brand campaign from Droga5. But it couldn’t have expected that the president himself would weigh in just three days after the work broke.

Donald Trump on Sunday morning posted a tweet slamming the Times’ ad campaign—which is focused on the importance of the truth, and independent journalists’ role in finding it—calling a TV spot from the campaign “bad” and implying it was a waste of resources.

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