President Trump scolded MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell after Anker was forced to apologize on the air and withdraw for a story he linked to Russia.
O & # 39; Donnell reported an unconfirmed claim from a source during his show on Tuesday night. According to the report, Deutsche Bank had the President's "Loan Documents". These documents indicate that the President had co-signatories for these loans and that they are "Russian billionaires near Vladimir Putin".
Trump called O & Donnell A Twitter thread Thursday morning, one day after O & # 39; Donnell had retired the story.
The crazy Lawrence O & # 39; Donnell, who wrongly called me even before I announced my presidential election, was even forced by NBC to apologize for what he was crying for, things he did about me and the apprentice said, he had to apologize again, this time …..
̵1; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
August 29, 2019
"The crazy Lawrence O & # 39; Donnell, who wrongly called me before I announced my presidential campaign, was even forced to apologize to NBC for what he was crying for Things he said about me and the apprentice had to apologize again this time … "tweeted the president. "For the most ridiculous contention of all that Russia, Russia, Russia or Russian oligarchs have signed loan documents for me, a guarantee completely wrong, like almost everything else he and the rest of the LameStream Media"
The Completely inaccurate reporting by Lawrence O'Donnell, for whom he was forced by NBC to apologize, is NOT DIFFERENT than the terrible, corrupt and fraudulent fake messages I make (and many millions of great supporters) have endured for years have to. So bad for the US!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
August 29, 2019
Trump added, "Lawrence O & # 39; Donnell's totally inaccurate reporting for which he was excused by NBC is NOT DIFFERENT than the horrible, corrupt and fraudulent false news, that I (and many millions of GREAT followers) have had to endure for years, so bad for the US! "
After O & # 39; Donnell had started the report on Tuesday, he faced a strong backlash because he with such a sparse report ran day later. The president's lawyers sent a letter to O & # 39; Donnell and MSNBC calling for a revocation and an apology. They claimed to have published "false and defamatory" statements that were "extremely harmful."
He made "an error of assessment by reporting a point on the finances of the President who has not passed our rigorous review and standardization process". He repeated this feeling when he opened his show that evening and said that he actually "retires history" and "apologizes."