WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Thursday, the Times published an article about two women who accuse Trump of sexual misconduct in 1981 and 2005.
The New York real estate mogul called those and other newly publicized allegations of inappropriate actions toward women false and said he would sue the Times for libel.
"The largest shareholder at the Times [company] is Carlos Slim. Slim, as you know, comes from Mexico," Trump said at a campaign rally in the state of North Carolina. "He has given millions of dollars to the Clintons and their initiatives."
Trump, who at campaign stops routinely mocks the US media and has made disparaging remarks about Mexican immigrants, went on to say that New York Times reporters "are not journalists, they are corporate lobbyists for Carlos Slim and for Hillary Clinton."
Slim, who Forbes magazine ranked as the world's second-richest man in 2015, owns a nearly 17 percent stake in the New York Times Co., making him its largest individual shareholder.
However, Slim owns Class A shares, whereas the Sulzberger family of New York controls the company and its flagship newspaper through its 90 percent ownership of Class B stock. A member of the family, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., is chairman of the Times company and the newspaper’s publisher.