The newspaper’s board wrote in the editorial ― titled “You Call That Transparency, Mr. President?” — that “this is true only if you measure transparency by the president’s tweets, which are too often characterized by incoherence and dishonesty.”
“By every other metric, Mr. Trump is a master of muddiness,” the paper said in the article centered on the costs Trump’s family has landed on the U.S. taxpayer.
The last formal White House press briefing was held in March 2019.
“The president clearly believes that he should not have to answer to anyone for anything, be it his stiff-arming of Congress, his ‘discussions’ with Ukraine or the cost of his golf habit,” the editorial concluded. “He is wrong.”
“As with so many of Mr. Trump’s evasions, Americans deserve to know how much they are paying for his family’s highflying lifestyle,” it said. “And they deserve to know before they cast their votes in November.”