Trump: People Should Sue ABC For ‘Fake News’ Market Plunge

Posted in Politics
Sun, Dec 3 - 3:35 pm EST | 2 weeks ago by
Comments: 0
Be Sociable, Share!
    Use Arrow Keys (← →) to Browse

    In the wake of a surprise stock market crash caused by ABC News erroneously reporting that former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn was directed to make contact with Russia during the campaign, President Trump is calling for people who lost money as part of the debacle to potentially pursue legal action against the network.

    Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to take aim at ABC in the aftermath of the scandal, which saw journalist Brian Ross deliver a special report misrepresenting the timing of Flynn’s talks with Russia.

    “People who lost money when the Stock Market went down 350 points based on the False and Dishonest reporting of Brian Ross of @ABC News (he has been suspended), should consider hiring a lawyer and suing ABC for the damages this bad reporting has caused – many millions of dollars!” he wrote.

    Whereas Ross served up a bombshell story that would have all but proven that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, it was later revealed that Flynn would actually testify that he was directed to make contact with Russian officials during the transition, a common move for incoming presidents looking to shore up their foreign policy front.

    The snafu saw ABC News suspend Ross for four weeks without pay after he offered a “clarification” to the story – one that actually changed the nature of the report entirely.

    “Congratulations to ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt,” Trump wrote on Twitter, calling up a “Brady Bunch” reference to mock the mainstream media’s relentless coverage of the Russian collusion angle. “More Networks and ‘papers’ should do the same with their Fake News!”

    Use Arrow Keys (← →) to Browse

    Be Sociable, Share!

      Related Posts

      Be Sociable, Share!