President Trump slams MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell after he reported unverified findings suggesting some of the president’s loans were signed by Russians.
The president tweeted Thursday saying, “Crazy Lawrence O’Donnell, who has been calling me wrong from even before I announced my run for the Presidency, even being previously forced by NBC to apologize, which he did while crying, for things he said about me & The Apprentice, was again forced to apologize.”
President Trump continued by calling the report “totally false” and called on the media to apologize for sharing the unverified report.
The president tweeted once more after saying the “inaccurate reporting” shows what he and his supporters have “put up with for years.”
President Trump continued by saying the inaccurate reporting is, “So bad for the USA!”
The White House Press condemned the defamation while the president’s legal team requested NBCUniversal issue an apology and retract the report.
His legal team reportedly threatened to take legal action if the request wasn’t honored.
The president’s remarks come just two days after O’Donnell shared an unverified report on his show depicting President Trump had financial ties to Russia.
O’Donnell cited one source and said he was unsure if the information was true, but he was told President Trump had Russian co-signers on some of his loans.
The anchor tweeted Wednesday saying, “Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process. I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air. I will address the issue on my show tonight.”
Wednesday night, O’Donnell retracted the “report” and apologized for sharing it before it was ready for reporting.
He continued by saying he should not have repeated the information because it was not verified by MSNBC standards.