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On Monday an attorney for Donald Trump threatened to sue the New York Times over its “hit piece” portraying him as a misogynist.

On Tuesday another attorney for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said “I don’t think that this is going to end up in litigation,” but asked the paper to retract the story and apologize.

“The truth is that The New York Times owes both Ms. Brewer and they owe Donald Trump an apology,” Michael Cohen told CNN’s Chris Cuomo.

“They need to do a retraction and they need to actually be fair, because they’re destroying their paper.”

And the story, in which Trump’s ex-girlfriend Rowanne Brewer Lane said her words were twisted, has become the Times top political story of the year, a Times spokeswoman told CNN.

“They spun it to where it appeared negative. I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump,” Brewer Lane told Fox & Friends on Monday.

Former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean Boller also slammed the article for twisting words from her book after she refused to give them an interview.

“I basically wouldn’t give them a story and now they came out with their own version of it, and took something out of my book and just totally twisted it and made it so negative. And I have nothing but positive things to say about Donald Trump,” she told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday.

“He helped me tremendously,” she said.

Trump himself attacked the article in a tweetstorm after Brewer Lane decried it.

But it is unlikely Trump will get his retraction and apology as the Times stood by its story when the two authors appeared on CBS This Morning later that day.

As it stands the article shows no signs of slowing down as it ranked number one on the list of the paper’s most shared and most read articles, according to CNN.

Kind of hard to admit your entire article is a thinly veiled attempt at attacking a candidate when it’s doing that well.

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Carmine Sabia


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