The New York Times defended one of the editorial board members after she said that she was “disturbed” by seeing American flags and received online backlash.
In a statement on Tuesday from the public relations Twitter account from the Times, they attempted to clarify her comments.
“New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay’s comments on MSNBC have been irresponsibly taken out of context. Her argument was that Trump and many of his supporters have politicized the American flag,” they tweeted.
“The attacks on her today are ill-informed and grounded in bad-faith,” they added.
Gay had appeared Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to register her disgust with how supporters of former President Donald Trump were celebrating the American flag.
“The reality is here that we have a large percentage of the American — I don’t know how big it is, but we have tens of millions of Trump voters who continue to believe that their rights as citizens a… (Read more)