INBOX: Former President Donald Trump has thoughts on the Washington Post correction pic.twitter.com/FDQM6NV4nl
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 15, 2021
- Trump Chastises WaPo for ‘Hoax’ Report After Paper Corrects Story Alleging Ex-President Pressured Georgia Election Official
Donald Trump has hit back at the Washington Post after it corrected an article claiming that the former US president tried to strongarm a Georgia official, criticizing the report as an example of biased journalism.
The now-discredited story, published in January, alleged that Trump had instructed the state’s top elections investigator to “find the fraud” that led to Democrat Joe Biden’s election victory, and that she would be a “national hero” if she did. But on Monday, the paper issued a lengthy correction after an audio recording of the conversation showed that Trump said no such things. The Post admitted that it had “misquoted” Trump based on “information provided by a source.”
Responding to WaPo’s correction, Trump said that, while he “appreciated” that the error had been fixed, the story had been a “hoax” from the start.