The Trump administration is planning to issue a directive to all federal agencies ordering them to cancel their print subscriptions of the New York Times and the Washington Post.
“Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving—hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved,” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told the Wall Street Journal in an email.
The White House did not renew its subscriptions to the newspapers and stopped receiving them on Tuesday (October 22). The White House still receives hard copies of other publications, including the Financial Times, the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
The Trump administration is working out the details of how it plans to carry out the directive and force federal agencies to cancel their subscriptions.
Employees at the agencies won't have to worry about missing the Times or the Post because both newspapers offer free digital subscriptions to anybody with a .gov or .mil email address.
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