President-elect Donald Trump has been ripping New York Times coverage since his election. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

As he sets out to Make America Great Again, President-elect Donald Trump also has launched a side mission to make America believe the New York Times is not great. Since his election to the world's most powerful office last week, Trump has tweeted 23 times (as of this writing); seven of those digital dispatches — 30 percent — have been shots at the Times or its reporting.

Here they are, in chronological order:

These messages range from highly misleading to downright false. As I wrote on Sunday, the Times's letter to readers was not an apology for bad coverage. In fact, Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. and Executive Editor Dean Baquet wrote that “we believe we reported on both candidates fairly during the presidential campaign.”

And according to the New York Times Co.'s latest earnings report, the newspaper added 116,000 online subscribers in the third quarter and has enjoyed a 2.8 percent increase in circulation revenue this year.

The Times's public relations department rebutted Trump on Twitter.

On nuclear weapons, Trump told the Times in March that “at some point, we cannot be the policeman of the world. And unfortunately, we have a nuclear world now. . . . Would I rather have North Korea have them with Japan sitting there having them also? You may very well be better off if that's the case.”

Asked on CNN a couple days later whether he would be okay with South Korea and Saudi Arabia acquiring nuclear weapons, too, Trump said, “It's going to happen anyway.”

To say that Trump's transition has been a “very organized process” is a stretch. The Times aptly characterized the real estate executive's team as being in “a state of disarray” after the demotion of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the firings of former Michigan congressman Mike Rogers and lobbyist Matthew Freedman, who had been national security advisers.

As for speaking with foreign leaders, the Times on Wednesday morning pushed back against what it called Trump's “misrepresentation of the reporting.”

“The Times never said Mr. Trump hadn't spoken to foreign leaders,” the paper wrote online. “On the contrary, the report said that he had, but that some allies were having to reach him by calling the switchboard at Trump Tower.

Trump has been his usual, icy self in media dealings since Election Day, restricting access and giving reporters the slip on at least three occasions. But he has singled out the Times for special ridicule.

It could be that he is genuinely angry. Or it could be that he is baiting Times reporters, who were reminded of their charge to “approach the incoming Trump administration without bias” and to “cover his policies and his agenda fairly” in an internal memo from Sulzberger last week.