Donald Trump Nonsensically Used an NYT Article as Evidence Mueller Probe is a 'Witch Hunt'

Type: Misleading StatementsSep 03 2018 Severity:
Targeted: The New York Times & Robert Mueller
President Trump tried to use a New York Times article as evidence that the Mueller probe, the investigation of the Trump administration colluding with Russia, is a 'Rigged Witch Hunt'. Problem is there is no logical link to the NY Times story and the Mueller investigation. Also the quote Trump included in his tweet, "It wasn’t about Trump, he wasn’t even close to a candidate yet.” was not even in the NY Times article at all. So it's unclear his point or where he got that quote from at all. He also called the New York Times 'Failing'.

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Targeted by Trump