During his North Dakota press conference this afternoon, Donald Trump went on a bit of a tangent in trashing The Huffington Post.
See, last night HuffPost ran an interview they conducted with top Trump aide Paul Manafort. Manafort made some news by saying Trump will “soften” more on the Muslim ban and wouldn’t want to be “pandering” with a female or minority VP pick.
Trump said he hadn’t read the interview, but also said that Manafort was clearly misquoted. Oh, and he said this:
“I don’t read the Huffington Post. Was there an article in the Huffington Post?… I didn’t think they covered politics, the Huffington Post. Do they cover politics?”
Now, Trump probably knows they cover politics, and whether that line was a dig at them for moving him to the entertainment section for a while or not, who knows.
But HuffPost itself had some fun with Trump and called him out because he has clearly actually read the site:
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) May 26, 2016
FACT CHECK: Trump tweeted my story last year pic.twitter.com/EqbKaAZPbz
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) May 26, 2016
Here is a photo of Donald Trump reading a HuffPost story https://t.co/5IYg4jfPHb
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) May 26, 2016
Trump not only reads us. He prints us out, writes notes and mails us his thoughts. pic.twitter.com/CnjsSdDDwH
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) May 26, 2016
[image via screengrab, The Huffington Post]
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