NYT Fake News: Jim Webb Not a Candidate for Defense Secretary

According to the New York Times, The Trump administration was supposedly considering former Democratic Senator and Navy Secretary Jim Webb to be the next defense secretary.

Webb, who ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination is a decorated war veteran who served in the Vietnam War. He has also written 10 books and is an Emmy award-making journalist and filmmaker.

Citing an unnamed official, the Times reported that Vice President Mike Pence and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had contacted Webb. The report said a senior Defense Department official confirmed Webb’s name had been circulating at the White House.

But then the President Tweeted this:

After this tweet, he would send another tweet targeting the Times:

One thing is unmistakably clear. The NYT and Trump are not on the best of terms.

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