Trump campaign blasts ‘fake news’ coverage of Pennsylvania lawsuit

Trump campaign blasts ‘fake news’ coverage of Pennsylvania lawsuit

President Trump’s campaign on Monday attacked a news report about its legal strategy in Pennsylvania — calling the coverage a “complete mischaracterization” of the facts.

The campaign accused the Washington Post of “erroneously claiming the campaign had dropped its legal claim of nearly 700,000 ballots processed illegally and in secret.”

Instead, the campaign said, it “strategically decided to restructure its lawsuit” in response to a ruling Friday by the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.

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“We are still arguing that 682,479 ballots were counted illegally, in secret,” said campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh, the Trump 2020 communications director.

“Unfortunately, fake news activists rushed to print their clickbait headlines, apparently without even reading the lawsuit. That’s lazy journalism at best, but more likely intentionally misleading.”

In a statement, Washington Post spokeswoman Kristine Coratti said the paper “fully stands behind its story, which is based on a complete and accurate reading of the revised version of the Trump campaign’s lawsuit

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