U.S. President-elect Donald Trump meets with journalists from The New York Times on Tuesday, hours after he posted on Twitter that he was canceling the meeting.
(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump departed The New York Times on Tuesday after meeting with journalists.
During the meeting, Trump condemned an alt-right conference in Washington over the weekend where some members performed a Hitler salute and yelled “Hail Trump!” after a speech about white nationalism.
“I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn,” Trump said in a New York Times interview in New York, according to a reporter’s Twitter post.
Trump also said he thinks there is some connection between climate change and human activity and “clean air is vitally important,” a New York Times reporter said in a tweet.
He said “he is keeping ‘an open mind'” on the issue, the Times’ reporter wrote on Twitter.
Trump has previously called man-made global warming a hoax. “I think there is some connectivity” between humans and climate change, Trump said in the Times interview.
Trump met with journalists and editors at The New York Times hours after he posted on Twitter that he canceled the meeting, saying the newspaper tried to change the terms agreed upon.
The Times said it was Trump who had tried to change the terms, wanting the entire meeting off the record.