On Monday, former President Donald Trump responded to The Washington Post making multiple massive corrections to their story that accused Trump of tampering with the Georgia elections, calling the Post’s claims a “hoax.”
The damning quotes from an unnamed “source,” that Washington Post now admits Trump did not make, were used by Democrats in his second impeachment trial.
President Trump releases statement on @washingtonpost:
“While I appreciate the Washington Post’s correction, which immediately makes the Georgia Witch Hunt a non-story, the original story was a Hoax, right from the very beginning.”
FULL STATEMENT: pic.twitter.com/K1JuNhxfzl
— Natalie Harp (@NatalieJHarp) March 15, 2021
Washington Post Admits Damning Quotes Were False
The Washington Post corrected their bombshell story that originally claimed Trump pressured Georgia’s top elections investigator, Frances Watson, to “find the fraud” in his state’s election.
The Post also claimed that the then-president supposedly told her she would be “a national hero” if she found any discrepancies.
Actual audio of the call was published last week by The Wall Street Journal, which proved the Trump quotes were false.
The quotes were used against Trump during his second impeachment trial.
Obviously this is a major correction and story. This is no mere typo.
The Washington Post, which cited the quotes to one person who was an anonymous source, corrected their story Monday.
Trump’s statement read, “The Washington Post just issued a correction as to the contents of the incorrectly reported phone call I had with respect to voter fraud in the Great State of Georgia.”
“While I appreciate the Washington Post’s correction, which immediately makes the Georgia Witch Hunt a non-story, the original story was a Hoax, right from the very beginning,” Trump blasted.
You may have missed this correction from The @WashingtonPost in which the paper retracted its false reporting that President Trump told @GaSecofState investigators to “find the fraud.” pic.twitter.com/QH2ZBg4Kmr
— David Shafer (@DavidShafer) March 15, 2021
Trump Pulls No Punches
The former President also noted that media bias seems to “slant one way.”
Trump added, “You will notice that establishment media errors, omissions, mistakes, and outright lies always slant one way—against me and against Republicans.”
“Meanwhile, stories that hurt Democrats or undermine their narratives are buried, ignored, or delayed until they can do the least harm—for example, after an election is over,” Trump wrote.
OOPS! WAPO ISSUES CORRECTION: The Washington Post issued a lengthy correction after it was revealed that a story about former President Trump’s call with a GA election official contained fake quotes. TONIGHT Kayleigh McEnany responds.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 16, 2021
Trump Calls News Outlets ‘Political Entities’
Trump said news coverage of the coronavirus vaccine was part of this bias.
Trump said, “Look no further than the negative coverage of the vaccine that preceded the election and the overdue celebration of the vaccine once the election had concluded.”
“A strong democracy requires a fair and honest press,” he continued. “This latest media travesty underscores that legacy media outlets should be regarded as political entities—not journalistic enterprises.”
Donald Trump then “thanked” the Post for its update to their story.
“In any event, I thank the Washington Post for the correction,” Trump wrote.
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