“Do we really need to subscribe to the New York Times? Fake news! (…) I do not want the New York Times in this county, I do not agree with that, I do not like them, they’re fake news and I vote no, they can take that money and do something else with it … I support Donald Trump, “said another commissioner, Scott Carnahan. Citrus County, which is 120 km north of Tampa, is already spending about $ 3,000 a year for each of its four public libraries to have a copy of the newspaper, the Citrus County Chronicle reports.Read also Zuckerberg and Facebook accused of driving for Trump
A last commissioner, Brian Coleman, meanwhile said that the decision could be re-examined soon. “Do I think I made a mistake? Yes, “he admitted, before continuing: “Our decision should have been unbiased, instead of becoming a personal thing.” 70,000 people have a library card in Citrus County, reports The Guardian.Read also United States: tell me which news channel you watch, I’ll tell you who you vote for
The meeting, whose content was recorded, was held on October 24th. That day, the White House announced that it was considering the possibility of ordering federal agencies to end their subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post, another newspaper accused by Trump of spreading false news.