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Trump rips 'failing' New York Times: 'they looked like fools in their coverage of me

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks during an election victory rally in New York on Nov. 9. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

President-elect Donald Trump is back on Twitter, and this time he's ripping one of his old favorite punching bags: the New York Times. After the Times ran a story Tuesday suggesting that Trump's transition effort is in disarray, Trump took exception to a number of the items from the story in his trademark style.

Trump additionally disputed widespread media reports that he has asked for his children to receive security clearance in another tweet that was not aimed specifically at the Times:

It is unclear which media outlets caught Trump's eye with this story, as most outlets have reported that Trump sought lower-level security clearance for his children, as opposed to the higher "top secret" level clearance he has reportedly sought for his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The lower-level clearance he has reportedly sought for his children would not allow them to be privy to highly sensitive intelligence briefings but would allow them access to classified information marked "secret."

In recent days, Trump has mocked the Times for their widely publicized public recommitment to journalistic fairness. Trump himself has promised to restrain his social media usage now that he has become president-elect. It's unclear whether either side of this particular dispute will be able to hold up their side of the bargain for long.

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