Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to rant against the Wall Street Journal’s article that Trump reportedly said he “I probably have a good relationship” with North Korean dictator Lim Jong Un.
The Trumpster says he was “misquoted.”
From The Washington Post:
The White House is disputing the newspaper’s story from an interview last week in which Trump claimed some success in countering the nuclear threat from North Korea and said he could be open to talks under the right conditions. He claimed good relationships with other Asian leaders dealing with North Korea. The Journal quoted Trump as then saying, “I probably have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un.”
“Obviously I didn’t say that,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday morning. “I said ‘I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un,’ a big difference,” Trump continued. “Fortunately we now record conversations with reporters…”
In a second tweet, Trump finished the thought. “…and they knew exactly what I said and meant,” Trump wrote. “They just wanted a story. FAKE NEWS!”
Trump’s press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also tried to defend the statement, repeating “I’d. I’d. I’d.”
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 13, 2018
Here’s the audio below. I don’t hear the Donald’s “D” he’s insisting is there.
Maybe he’s a lazy talker…?
We have reviewed the audio from our interview with President Trump, as well as the transcript provided by an external service, and stand by what we reported. Here is audio of the portion the White House disputes. https://t.co/eWcmiHrXJg pic.twitter.com/bx9fGFWaPw
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 14, 2018
This is not what the president and his allies call the “liberal” and/or “MSM” media. This is the Murdoch-owned WSJ contradicting the president with evidence. https://t.co/ukZNCCj6PC
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) January 14, 2018