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On Monday, Donald Trump took the time off from his vacation in order to lob insults at the New York Times.

Recently, the publication put out an article suggesting that Mike Pence and other Republicans were already gearing up for a 2020 run in case Trump himself didn’t run, and that was apparently enough to get the president to take notice out of his 17-day “working vacation” at his New Jersey golf club.

“How much longer will the failing nytimes, with its big losses and massive unfunded liability (and non-existent sources), remain in business?” Trump tweeted on Monday.

The Times was ready with a quick retort, however, not only flaunting its own growth numbers but also defending their reporting.

“We are extremely proud of our coverage. We believe the President is responding to our story from Sunday about the Republican shadow campaign for 2020. We stand by that story, which was thoroughly reported by journalists who spoke with over 75 Republicans at every level of the party,” the Times said on Twitter.

“The facts matter. The New York Times Company is a thriving business with the largest digital subscriber base of any news organization. We just reported 3.3m paid subscriptions, our most ever, and growing profit, income, and revenues. Our stock is up nearly 50% this year.”