The editor-in-chief of The Atlantic is wearing President Donald Trump’s attack on the magazine like a badge of honor.
Trump late Tuesday rejoiced on Twitter at reports that the coronavirus pandemic had forced the 163-year-old publication to lay off 68 employees, some 17% of its workforce:
Great News: The boring but very nasty magazine, The Atlantic, is rapidly failing, going down the tubes, and has just been forced to announce it is laying off at least 20% of its staff in order to limp into the future. This is a tough time to be in the Fake News Business!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020
Trump said it was “great news” that the “boring but very nasty magazine” was “going down the tubes.”
“This is a tough time to be in the Fake News Business!” the president ranted.
Jeffrey Goldberg, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, fired back via his Twitter biography. He rewrote it
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