Washington Examiner – “MAGA list: 205 ‘historic results’ help Trump make case for 2020 re-election.” True!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2019
Trump promoted the site’s “MAGA list” of 205 “historic results” that could help him win re-election in 2020, published Monday.
However, the content of the list that Trump bragged about was actually pieced together by his own White House aides. As evidenced in the third paragraph:
And before the extensive list itself:
Twitter users noticed, and called Trump out over his claim:
Great moments in media: Trump’s team gives the Washington Examiner an “exclusive” list of 205 supposed “historic” accomplishments he will campaign on; the Examiner just publishes it in full; Trump tweets about it as if it came from the Examiner. pic.twitter.com/4xa1t9Gt6l
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 1, 2019
The Washington Examiner (laughable enough) was given a list to print, by you. That’s not reporting, that’s propaganda.
— cj (@markergirl1) January 2, 2019
You gave them the story. It literally came from you. They had nothing to do with it.
— Mike Gesler (@MikeGesler) January 2, 2019
From what I understand you/your “team” gave them the list and they published it-lol!
This puts a whole new slant on your boast!
— Terry Hamilton (@thamilton714) January 2, 2019