USA Today Responds to Criticism of Trump Op-Ed: ‘We Check Factual Assertions’ and Allow ‘Wide Leeway’ for Opinions

USA Today has received a lot of criticism today for the op-ed from President Donald Trump on health care and Medicare for All it ran, especially after the Washington Post ran a fact-check saying “almost every sentence contained a misleading statement or a falsehood.”

Following the online criticism, USA Today put out a statement defending their decision to run the President’s op-ed:

@usatodayopinion provides a forum for a diversity of views on issues of national relevance. We see ourselves as America’s conversation center, presenting our readers with voices from the right, left and middle. President Trump’s op-ed was treated like other column submissions; we check factual assertions while allowing authors wide leeway to express their opinions. Readers are invited to submit opposing viewpoints and provide additional context, some of which will be published in the days ahead.

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