A White House official gave an off-the-record briefing, which got leaked. The Times then spun the briefing into something the official did not say. The President then accused the Times of using a non-existent source. The actual official said the June 12 meeting would be hard to do, which the Times then changed to “impossible to do.” Therefore “impossible” would have come from a non-existent anonymous source. These squabbles are so easy to figure out. So what is the big deal? That, too, is easy to figure out. The Times likes to portray the White House in disarray. Moving on…
Can you link to where you are getting this? As far as I can see, there was no leak, merely off an the record comment. Off the record comments are not leaks. And it was to a room full of dozens of reporters - not just the Times - none of whom contradict the Times report.
It seems to me one of Trump’s own senior staff used the word “impossible” to journalists, then lied to Trump when he got mad at them for it, and claimed they said “hard to do”.
While he didn’t use the word impossible, if you listen to the recording it’s pretty clear that the spokesman didn’t think it was possible to still have the meeting on June 12. The point is that we have a president who is again deliberately lying to the people that he serves.