President Trump weighed-in Wednesday morning on the recent lawsuit filed against the Washington Post; urging the smeared Covington Student to “go get them” and labeling the national newspaper “fake news.”
“‘The Washington Post ignored basic journalistic standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented biased agenda against President Donald J. Trump.’ Covington student suing WAPO. Go get them Nick. Fake News!” tweeted Trump.
“The Washington Post ignored basic journalistic standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented biased agenda against President Donald J. Trump.” Covington student suing WAPO. Go get them Nick. Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
The Covington Catholic high school student unveiled his lawsuit Tuesday evening; accusing the Post of intentionally smearing the ‘MAGA’ teenager to attack President Trump.
BREAKING: Probe Finds ‘NO EVIDENCE’ Covington Students Made ‘Offensive or Racist Statements’
An official investigation by the Diocese of Covington found no proof the Covington Catholic high-school students instigated or escalated the confrontation caught on camera at the Lincoln Memorial last month.
“We found no evidence that the students performed a ‘Build the Wall’ chant,” writes the report -conducted by Greater Cincinnati Investigation, Inc.
“We found no evidence of offensive or racist statements by students to Mr. Phillips or members of his group,” adds the findings.
Diocese investigation of Covington Catholic finds Kentucky students 'did not instigate' D.C. confrontation that went viral https://t.co/xvwdMBMwNr
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 13, 2019
The infamous footage went viral on social media on January 18th when video of the incident surfaced online.
The chaotic confrontation showed the group of high-school students, a Native American Tribal Leader, and a group of ‘Black Hebrew Israelites’ interacting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Read the full report here.
‘MAGA’ MISTAKE! Covington Student SUES Washington Post for $250 MILLION Over Viral Video
Lawyers representing the Covington High School student featured in a now infamous viral video announced Tuesday night their plans to sue the Washington Post for $250 million in “punitive damages.”
The lawsuit -filed in Kentucky- claims the Post used “a modern-day form of McCarthyism” by “using its vast financial resources to enter the bully pulpit by publishing a series of false and defamatory print and online articles … to smear a young boy who was in its view an acceptable casualty in their war against the president.”
Court filings show the suit claims the national newspaper “falsely accused Nicholas of … ‘accost[ing]’ Phillips by ‘suddenly swarm[ing]’ him in a ‘threaten[ing]’ and ‘physically intimidat[ing]’ manner … ‘block[ing]’ Phillips path, refusing to allow Phillips ‘to retreat,’ ‘taunting the dispersing indigenous crowd,’ [and] chanting, ‘Build that wall,’ ‘Trump2020,’ or ‘Go back to Africa,’ and otherwise engaging in racist and improper conduct.”
Read the full report at Fox News.