- The White House accused the Wall Street Journal of misquoting President Donald Trump.
- It’s difficult to distinguish from the transcript whether Trump said he currently has a good relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The White House late on Saturday criticised the Wall Street Journal, claiming the paper misquoted President Donald Trump in a recent interview.
In a tweet on Saturday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused The Journal of “falsely quoting” Trump’s comments about his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“President Trump said ‘I’d’ probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. I’D – I’D – I’D, NOT I,” Sanders posted in a tweet.
The Journal said it stood by its reporting, releasing the audio from the selected portion of the transcript, shortly before the White House released their own audio recording of the interview.
We have reviewed the audio from our interview with President Trump, as well as the transcript provided by an external service, and stand by what we reported. Here is audio of the portion the White House disputes. https://t.co/eWcmiHrXJg pic.twitter.com/bx9fGFWaPw
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 14, 2018
On Sunday, Trump himself weighed in on the incident, writing on Twitter that the Journal reporters “knew exactly what I said and meant. They just wanted a story. FAKE NEWS!”
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