President Trump beat Lawrence O & # 39; Donnell and the media in general on Thursday after the MSNBC moderator was forced to withdraw an unconfirmed report he posted on his show this week and Trump's finances with Russia "False," the president said, apologizing to the media for "inaccurate reporting."
WHITE HOUSE SLAMS MSNBC FOR UNVERIFIED REPORT SAYS LEFT-WING OUTLETS "WAFFONIZED" THE MEDIA.
"Crazy Lawrence O & # 39; Donnell, who wrongly called me even before I announced the presidential election, even though he had been forced by NBC to apologize, which he did when he cried for telling me something about myself and the apprentice had said, he had to apologize again time … for the most ridiculous claim of all, that Russia, Russia, Russia or Russian oligarchs loan Sign up for me, a guarantee, "Trump tweeted.
"Completely wrong, like almost everything else and a lot of the r est of the LameStream Media, has been talking about me for years. ALL APOLOGIES! "He continued. Minutes later, he added: "The totally inaccurate message from Lawrence O'Donnell, for which he was forced to apologize by NBC, is NO DIFFERENT than the terrible, corrupt and fraudulent fake news I (and many Millions of great supporters) for years to endure. So bad for the US!
The President's tweets came after O & # 39; Donnell and MSNBC presenter Rachel Maddow discussed on Tuesday evening how Trump could "get loans if no one else would lend him money."
O & # 39; Donnell then indicated that he "could have some information" that "creates understanding if it is true".
"I emphasize" if they are true, "because this is a single source that has informed me that Deutsche Bank has received tax returns … This single source near Deutsche Bank has told me that Donald Trump's loan documentation Show that he has co-signatories, so he could get these loans, and the co-signers are Russian oligarchs. "
Maddow stunned," What? Really? "
The law of MSNBC, O & DONNELL , apologizes for the unconfirmed Russia report: "We pull back the story."
O Donnell added, "That would explain any kind word that Donald Trump ever said about Russia and Vladimir Putin, if he said one thing is correct. "
On Wednesday morning, the White House blew up the report, and later that day, Trump's legal team wrote a letter to NBCUniversal In which a revocation and an apology for the "aforementioned false and defamatory" message was called for legal action.
"This is one of the reasons why the majority of Americans have lost confidence in the media. Instead of making their reporting ethical and standard, journalists and left-wing media have armed the media to attack and harass people with little or no regard for the truth, "White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham told Fox News ,
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Later, O & # 39; Donnell launched his show on Wednesday night, apologizing for running the unverified report after being sent to the FOX NEWS APP Day had gone back and described him as a "mistake in judgment".
"Last night on this show, I discussed information that was not ready to be reported," said Donnell.
"I did not go through the rigorous verification and standardization process here at MSNBC before repeating what I did." heard from my source, "he continued. "If it had gone through this process, I should not have reported it. I should not have said it on air or post on Twitter. I was wrong. "
Brian Flood and Joseph Wulfsohn of Fox News contributed to this report.