ANKARA

Former US President Donald Trump has welcomed the correction issued by The Washington Post on a January report that claimed Trump urged the Georgia elections investigator to “find the fraud.”

“The Washington Post just issued a correction as to the contents of the incorrectly reported phone call I had with respect to voter fraud in the Great State of Georgia,” Trump said Monday in a lengthy statement.

“While I appreciate the Washington Post’s correction, which immediately makes the Georgia Witch Hunt a non-story, the original story was a Hoax, right from the very beginning.”

Claiming that “establishment media errors, omissions, mistakes, and outright lies always slant one way — against me and against Republicans,” he said: “A strong democracy requires a fair and honest press.”

The former president said legacy media outlets “should be regarded as political entities — not journalistic enterprises.”

“In any event, I thank the Washington Post for the correction,” he continued.

Earlier Monday, the Post issued a correction on its story about a phone call between Trump and Frances Watson and admitted it wrongly attributed multiple quotes to Trump based on an anonymous source.

Copyright 2021 Anadolu Agency. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.