WSJ Won’t Admit Error Over Article Meant to Embarrass Trump


The Wall Street Journal is standing behind an article which was meant to embarrass the President. It was actually very petty, but they knew it would get clicks and bring in revenue. It also fits into their never-Trumper belief system.

They posted an article in which they quote the President as saying, “I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un.”  What might have been an honest mistake could now be a matter of pride and vengefulness for those responsible at the WSJ who won’t admit their mistake.

On the face of it, it doesn’t make sense for the President to have guessed he has a good relationship with someone he’s been threatening, namely the North Korean dictator, but besides that, you can hear the President say, “I’d [I’D, EMPHASIS ON THE ‘D’] probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un”, in both the tape released by the White House press secretary and the one that the WSJ put out in defense of their fake news story.

This is the tape released by Sarah Sanders:

Listen carefully to the one released by the WSJ. It’s understandable that in their deliriously joyous state over having a hit piece on the President they heard, “I” instead of “I’d”, but “I’d” it is. Listen, play it more than once:

Sadly, it seems the President is right. I haven’t canceled my subscription to the WSJ yet but it would be nice if they were honest. We have to agree with the President here.

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5 years ago

Are these reporters educated at all. Time and again evidence proves otherwise.

First of all the key word in the sentence is “probably”. The syntax doesn’t work to say “I probably have…”. Trump does NOT speak in equivocation as this would suggest. He speaks confidently. Therefore, the only way the sentence works is “I would (probably) have…”. Not only that.. the transcript leaves out the words “I would..” right after that sentence. So, the transcript itself is flawed and the WSJ standing by them notwithstanding.

If I’m not mistaken the caption below the heading distorted the situation even more so. I believe it left out the probably and just stated that Trump claims to have a good relationship with KJU. So, not only did they misrepresent the audio but Highly distorted the meaning by omission. That changes the story in a completely different direction.

Louis Brtrand
Louis Brtrand
5 years ago

The usual Left pro-Democ Rat media.