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New York Times headline of Trump’s remarks on mass shootings ignites backlash

A New York Times headline about President Trump’s remarks on the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton drew condemnation online – including from some Democratic presidential candidates – and was subsequently changed late Monday.

The newspaper summarized Trump’s comments, in which he denounced hate and white supremacy, with the headline “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism” on the front page of its first edition.

A photograph of Tuesday’s first edition was tweeted out by journalist Nate Silver Monday night and was quickly slammed by critics who accused the Gray Lady of inaccurately representing Trump’s comments.

Some Twitter users threatened to cancel their subscriptions and urged others to do the same.

“I canceled my subscription,” tweeted author and CNN contributor Joan Walsh, adding, “I can’t keep rewarding such awful news judgement.”

Prominent Democrats in Washington also took aim at the Times, including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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