Donald Trump Launched Media Attack During Black History Month Listening Session
Type: Anti-Media AttacksFeb 01 2017 Severity:
While conducting a listening session with the media on African American History Month, Trump used a story that was quickly corrected by the media as an example that the media was still out to get him. A report alleged that Trump had the bust of Martin Luther King removed from his office. It was found later to be incorrect. Trump failed to mention that the story was corrected and the reporter apologized for the mistake.
Quote | Trump used a corrected mistake by the media to further bash them.
“Last month we celebrated the life of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., whose incredible example is unique in American history. You read all about Dr. Martin Luther King a week ago when somebody said I took the statue out of my office. And it turned out that that was fake news from these people,” Trump said during his introductory remarks, gesturing at the pool reporters who had been allowed in to view the start of the meeting. “Fake news. The statue is cherished ... but they said the statue, the bust of Dr. Martin Luther King, was taken out of the office. And it was never even touched. So I think it was a disgrace. But that's the way the press is, very unfortunate.”