Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
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. I would further appreciate a strong investigation into Fulton County, Georgia, and the Stacey Abrams political machine which, I believe, would totally change the course of the presidential election in Georgia.
Fulton County has not been properly audited for vote or signature verification. They only looked at areas of the State where there most likely would be few problems, and even there they found large numbers of mistakes. We are seeking to find and reveal the large-scale election fraud which took place in Georgia. Many residents agree, and their anger caused them not to turn out and vote for two Republican Senators in the January election.
The Consent Decree signed between Raffensperger and Stacey Abrams was not approved by the Georgia State Legislature, and therefore should be deemed invalid, and the election result changed. Why the Governor and Raffensperger ever approved this Consent Decree is one of the great questions? We look forward to an answer.
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. 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. This latest media travesty underscores that legacy media outlets should be regarded as political entities—not journalistic enterprises. In any event, I thank the Washington Post for the correction.
What They Are Saying
Fox News: “Washington Post panned for massive correction to Trump-Georgia election story: ‘So, they made up quotes’”
Newsweek: “Washington Post Correction Triggers Furious Debate About Whether False Report Influenced Georgia Senate Race”
Daily Mail: “’So, they made up quotes?!’: Washington Post is slammed after admitting it misquoted Trump’s call to Georgia elections investigator asking her ‘to find the fraud’”
Mediaite: “Washington Post Issues Massive Correction to Report on Trump Call to Georgia Official That ‘Misquoted’ His Comments”
Washington Examiner: “Media misquoted Trump in notorious phone call with Georgia investigator”
Newsbusters: “Washington Post Exposed for Fraudulent Story on Trump Call to Georgia”Washington Times: “Washington Post misquotes Trump’s call with Georgia official”
Washington Times: “Washington Post misquotes Trump’s call with Georgia official”
Daily Wire: “‘They Made Up Quotes’: WaPo Ripped For Reporting Fraudulent Trump Quotes On Call With GA Investigator”
Notable Quotes From Politicos
Senator Kevin Cramer: “Good for the @washingtonpost, I guess, for issuing a correction. Shame on them for letting it happen in the first place.
Senator Marsha Blackburn: “The @WashingtonPost is fake news.”
Senator Ron Johnson: “And they wonder why people don’t trust the mainstream media. This correction from @washingtonpost”
Rep. Jim Jordan: “President Trump was right. Fake news! Wonder how many Pinocchio’s the @washingtonpost will give itself?”
Rep. Mark Walker: Blatantly disregarding the truth to fit your narrative is completely wrong and dangerous to our society. The Washington Post needs to do more than issue a half-hearted retraction, they need to apologize to President Trump and be held accountable for their ‘Fake News’ reporting.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn: “BREAKING: The Washington Post just RETRACTED their story on Trump’s phone call with Georgia’s Secretary of State. WaPo admits that they LIED about the whole thing. Left wing media is owned by the Democrat lie machine. Retweet if you’re not even remotely surprised.
Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: “Surprise, Surprise! The Washington Post falsely attributed quotes to President Trump in a phone call with a Georgia election investigator based on an ‘anonymous source.’ They have now corrected the story MONTHS later…”
Real Clear Investigations’ Mark Hemingway: “This kind of mistake is beyond serious. There’s zero accountability in major corporate media anymore, yet they continually insist they’re the ones holding the line on the truth. And always remember what should scare you about the media is what *doesn’t get exposed.’”
Hemingway: “This kind of mistake is beyond serious. There’s zero accountability in major corporate media anymore, yet they continually insist they’re the ones holding the line on the truth. And always remember what should scare you about the media is what *doesn’t get exposed.””
Hemingway: “Anyway, it’s also worth pondering when was the last time you saw a correction of this gravity that was anywhere near this damaging to a Democratic politician? I’m guessing you have to dig pretty far back.”
Politico’s Alex Thompson: “real bad. this quote was and still is everywhere.”
The Federalists’ Mollie Hemingway: “Today’s reveal that WaPo allowed a political opponent to anonymously invent Trump quotes is quite the story. But my favorite ‘anonymous’ story remains ‘Anonymous’! That was when the NYT tried to suggest a disgruntled low-level staffer was Trump cabinet official or family member.”
Jason Chaffetz: “Washington Post panned for massive correction to Trump-Georgia election story: ‘So, they made up quotes’”
Glenn Greenwald: “A massive WPost correction on one of the most discussed stories of the last 6 months. Look at this thread to see how widespread it went in media. As was true of Russiagate: reporting errors are to be expected. But they should go 50/50, not always in the same political direction.”
Fox News’ Sean Hannity: “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.”
The Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro: “Just to be clear, WaPo reported quotes made up out of whole cloth and attributed to Trump, all from an anonymous source. Other media outlets then “confirmed” those quotes, presumably by quoting the same anonymous source. The story only fell apart when tape was released. Wow.”
Breitbart’s Alex Marlow: “The Washington Post just admitted to publishing fabricated quotes that suggested Trump was attempting a coup. This would be enough to tank the entire paper if there was any semblance of journalistic integrity left.
Breitbart’s Joel Pollak: “The Senate came 10 votes short of convicting Trump partly based on fake news — from a single anonymous source — in the @washingtonpost. ‘Democracy dies in darkness,’ indeed.
Daily Caller: “Will anybody at @washingtonpost be held accountable for reporting false quotes from an anonymous source attributed to President Trump that were completely made up? (Probably not)