‘Us’ vs. ‘Em’: Faulty transcript on Trump presser spreads like wildfire
Aug 16, 2017
In a goof that could play into President Trump’s “fake news” complaints, Politico initially published a faulty transcript Tuesday of his defiant remarks on Charlottesville that – thanks to a single word change – made it look like Trump was directly identifying with the white nationalists involved.
The impromptu press conference has resulted in a new wave of bipartisan criticism for the president, who went after the “alt-left” for their alleged role in the deadly violence at the white nationalist rally. Trump said there’s blame on “both sides,” claiming some in attendance were not neo-Nazis and merely in Charlottesville to protest the removal of Confederate symbols.
But a single stray word in the initial Politico transcript fueled his critics even more.
The transcript reflected Trump saying: “Okay, what about the alt-left that came charging at us?”
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