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FedEx Corp. Chief Executive Frederick Smith has challenged the publisher of the New York Times & Co. and the editor of the business section of the newspaper to a public debate in response to a story about the company’s tax bill.

The package delivery firm’s financial filings showed it owed no taxes in the 2018 fiscal year overall due to President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul, according to the New York Times story published on Sunday.

Smith late on Sunday called the story “distorted and factually incorrect” and challenged New York Times’s publisher A.G. Sulzberger and the business section editor to a public debate in Washington.

“FedEx’s colorful response does not challenge a single fact in our story. We’re confident in the accuracy of our reporting,” Danielle Rhoades Ha, vice president of communications at New York Times, said in an email on Monday.

“FedEx’s invitation is clearly a stunt and an effort to distract from the findings of our story.”

Smith, in his statement, said the focus of the debate should be the federal tax policy and the relative societal benefits of business investments along with intended benefits to the economy.