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WaPo Admits To MISQUOTING Trump’s Comments

The Washington Post was responsible for some of the worst false news reports that plagued former President Donald Trump for more than five years as he campaigned and then worked in the White House.

And, like a bad habit that won’t go away, the hits from Jeff Bezos’ newspaper keep on coming.

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According to The Daily Caller,

The Washington Post released a lengthy clarification after it was discovered that it had misquoted former President Donald Trump during a phone call with Frances Watson, the Georgia secretary of state’s chief investigator.

The paper, which was first released in December, accused Trump of ordering Watson to “find the fraud” and praising her as a “national hero” if she did. Although the audio does show Trump declaring victory in the 2020 election and saying Watson will be “praised” after the “correct response” is announced, The Post’s original quotes have been shown to be false [emphasis added].

The top of The Post’s article now reads, “Correction: Two months after publication of this report, the Georgia secretary of state published an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator.” Based on details given by a source, The Post misquoted Trump’s remarks on the call, according to the recording. Trump did not advise the investigator to “search the scam” or that if she did, she would be a “national hero.”

Instead, Trump encouraged the investigator to examine ballots in Fulton County, Georgia, claiming she would find ‘dishonesty’ there, according to the correction.

He also told her she had “right now the most important job in the world.”

The paper went on to say that its headline and original article had been “corrected to delete Trump quotes.” A subsequent article about the recording was also released by WaPo.

The ramifications of this phony-baloney tale are enormous.

First and foremost, the tale is most likely to have cost Republicans control of the Senate, as both GOP incumbents were defeated in run-off elections on January 4 by Democrats. The New York Post implied that Trump was a despotic, desperate madman who would do anything to keep control, including tempting state officials to do anything illegal. After ‘winning’ the White House and holding the House, though by a smaller margin, Democrat control over the Senate gave Democrats control of all law-making apparatuses.

The false quotes undeniably assisted Trump’s unprecedented second impeachment and may have also motivated Republican lawmakers to vote to impeach and then prosecute him.

Complete Democratic control of the government for the next two years has the potential to change the nation forever, and not in a positive way. Massive new gun laws, the destruction of privacy, significant new tax increases, further weakening of our customs, a federal takeover of voting and balloting procedures to benefit the left, and unrestricted immigration that would further dilute traditional American culture are among them.

Given that the Post was allegedly leaked a recording of Trump’s call, believing that the Post merely “misquoted” or “misattributed quotes” is laughable.

So one of two things happened: either the Post didn’t have the full recording (or didn’t try to get it), or the Post had the full recording all along and chose to misattribute and misquote.

In this case, the newspaper should be held legally responsible for this criminal negligence.

 

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Margaret Taylor

Experienced communications professional with 10 years of experience in international journalism.

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