- MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Walks Back Claim Trump’s Loans Were Co-Signed by Russian ‘Oligarchs’
MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell has retracted a bombshell claim that President Donald Trump took out bank loans with the help of “Russian billionaires,” after the president complained to the network.
The pundit took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to pull back the claim, which first featured on his show Tuesday night and went viral in #Resistance circles, adding that he would address the matter in the upcoming broadcast.
“Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process,”O’Donnell tweeted. “I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight.”