Trump Accuses Lester Holt of ‘Fudging’ Russia Interview, And No One Knows What He’s Talking About


More than a year after Donald Trump told Lester Holt that he fired FBI Director James Comey with the Russia investigation in mind, the president accused the NBC News anchor of “fudging” their interview.

In a Thursday morning tweet railing against NBC News and the media, Trump wrote: “When Lester Holt got caught fudging my tape on Russia, they were hurt badly!”

It’s unclear what Trump is referring to. The full NBC News interview was posted online.

“In fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself, I said, ‘You know, this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made up story, it’s an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won,’” Trump told Holt in the May 11, 2017 interview.

That was two days after Trump fired Comey. The firing has raised questions over the possibility that Trump obstructed justice in the Russia investigation, a possibility Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating.

The president’s allegations baffled Twitter users, already struggling to keep up with Trump’s frenzied tweet attacks launched Thursday morning.

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