Trump: I would further appreciate a strong investigation into the Stacey Abrams political machine which
March 15, 2021
The Washington Post issued a historic correction to its previous report that falsely accused former President Trump of nefariously directing a Georgia election official to “find the fraud” in the state. Audio released from the call flatly disproved significant portions of what the Post claimed Trump said.
The Post story asserted that Trump told Frances Watson she would be a “national hero” if she would just enough “find the fraud” to overturn the election in the state. Watson is the chief investigator for Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
But in Monday’s retraction, the Post said, “Trump did not tell the investigator to ‘”find the fraud”‘ or say she would be a “national hero” if she did so. Instead, Trump urged the investigator to scrutinize ballots in Fulton County Ga., asserting she would find “dishonesty” there.
Trump responded to the Post’s retraction, thanking the paper, while blasting the media and election officials for ignoring the fraud.
In a statement, the former president said:
The Washington Post just issued a correction as to the contents of the incorrectly reported phone call I had with respect to voter fraud in the Great State of Georgia. While I appreciate the Washington Post’s correction, which immediately makes the Georgia Witch Hunt a non-story, the original story was a Hoax, right from the very beginning. I would further appreciate a strong investigation into Fulton County, Georgia, and the Stacey Abrams political machine which, I believe, would totally change the course of the presidential election in Georgia.
Fulton County has not been properly audited for vote or signature verification. They only looked at areas of the State where there most likely would be few problems, and even there they found large numbers of mistakes. We are seeking to find and reveal the large-scale election fraud which took place in Georgia. Many residents agree, and their anger caused them not to turn out and vote for two Republican Senators in the January election.
The Consent Decree signed between Raffensperger and Stacey Abrams was not approved by the Georgia State Legislature, and therefore should be deemed invalid, and the election result changed. Why the Governor and Raffensperger ever approved this Consent Decree is one of the great questions? We look forward to an answer.
You will notice that establishment media errors, omissions, mistakes, and outright lies always slant one way—against me and against Republicans. Meanwhile, stories that hurt Democrats or undermine their narratives are buried, ignored, or delayed until they can do the least harm—for example, after an election is over. Look no further than the negative coverage of the vaccine that preceded the election and the overdue celebration of the vaccine once the election had concluded. A strong democracy requires a fair and honest press. This latest media travesty underscores that legacy media outlets should be regarded as political entities—not journalistic enterprises. In any event, I thank the Washington Post for the correction.