Article cites bogus, non-existent tweet from Trump admitting he "cheated more than 6,000 students"
A Bloomberg News piece featured as a main headline on the widely trafficked news aggregator DrudgeReport.com cites a quote from President Elect Donald Trump that doesn’t exist.Bloomberg editor Ros Krasney literally invented a tweet he attributed to the president elect Saturday morning in an article discussing the Hamilton musical controversy, at which Vice President Elect Mike Pence was booed.
Here it is from Bloomberg:
“I settled the Trump University cheated more than 6,000 students with false promises of teaching them his real estate secrets,” the president-elect said on Twitter.
Trump of course never said this.Here’s what he actually said:
FollowDonald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrumpI settled the Trump University lawsuit for a small fraction of the potential award because as President I have to focus on our country.8:34 AM - 19 Nov 2016
FollowDonald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrumpThe ONLY bad thing about winning the Presidency is that I did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial on Trump U. Too bad!8:39 AM - 19 Nov 2016
And they call Infowars.com fake news!Update: Bloomberg later corrected their tweet: