This comes out of the same canceled-then-rescheduled meeting with the New York Times editorial board that Reince Priebus allegedly tried to sabotage this morning. Reince, it seems, had it in his head that hard questions from Times reporters might lead to problematic answers on the record.
Three people with knowledge of Mr. Trump’s initial decision to cancel the meeting said that Reince Priebus, the incoming White House chief of staff, had been among those urging the president-elect to cancel it, because he would face questions he might not be prepared to answer. It was Mr. Priebus who relayed to Mr. Trump, erroneously, that The Times had changed the conditions of the meeting, believing it would result in a cancellation, these people said.Was Reince right to worry? Here’s what happened during the climate-change part of the Q&A, according to Times reporter Michael Grynbaum. (A full transcript will be available later, I’m sure, but for the moment this will have to do.)