The Washington Post misquoted President Donald Trump’s comments from a phone call in December of trying to sway a Georgia election official to overturn the election results. The news outlet reported an unnamed source said Trump instructed the investigator that she would be “a national hero” and to “find fraud.”
Not true, according to the six minute recording.
He said she would find “dishonesty.” Trump also said she has the most “important job in the country right now.”
“When the right answer comes out, you’ll be praised,” Mr. Trump told the chief investigator, Frances Watson.
Trump added he won the election in Georgia but “something bad happened.”
Something bad did happen, and the Post admitted Trump’s quote was misquoted.
“The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source. Trump did not tell the investigator to ‘find the fraud’ or say she would be ‘a national hero’ if she did so.”
CNN released an Editor’s Note:
It’s was 24 years since a Democrat won Georgia’s electoral votes until Joe Biden won in 2020. Trump lost Georgia by over 11,000 votes.
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