Trump released a statement thanking The Washington Post for its long-overdue correction to a story that misattributed quotes to the former president. However, in true Trump fashion, he couldn’t help but blast the legacy media for making the mistake in the first place and noted that the legacy media must be treated as “political entities” because of their obvious bias towards Republican lawmakers and conservatives.
In the statement, Trump also called for a strong investigation into Stacey Abrams’s political machine. In December, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said investigations had been launched into a number of voting groups-including the Abrams-founded New Georgia Project. The group was under investigation for fraudulent registrations.
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— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) March 15, 2021
Read Trump’s statement here:
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.
The Washington Post previously released a story regarding a phone call between Trump and Georgia elections investigator Frances Watson. The story claimed Trump pressured Watson to “find the fraud” in the state and said she would be “a national hero” if she managed to find any. However, the quotes were not accurate and were later used against Trump during his second impeachment trial.