Washington Post Misquoted Trump, New Audio Reveals

Washington Post Misquoted Trump, New Audio Reveals

(RepublicanDaily.org) – Last year, then-President Donald Trump called officials in Georgia to discuss concerns about election fraud. When the Washington Post found out, they ran a story basically accusing Trump of trying to convince election officials to overturn the election. Now, it seems that story wasn’t quite accurate.

On Thursday, March 11, The Washington Post published a correction to a January article about President Trump’s interactions with a Georgia election official in the wake of the election.

The original article stated Trump had told the secretary of state’s top investigator, Frances Watson, to “find the fraud.” It also said the former president had promised the official they would be a “national hero,” if they did.

However, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has since released the audio of this conversation, which took place in December 2020. The recording shows that Trump did not, in fact, use either of these terms.

Whether or not the Washington Post intended this false report, it highlights why people believe journalism isn’t as trustworthy as it was in the past. That is particularly true when it comes to criticism of conservative politicians.

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