UPDATED 8:05 AM PT – Sat. January, 19 2019
President Trump is disappointed with news outlets after Special Counsel Robert Mueller debunks the BuzzFeed story about him allegedly directing Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
On Twitter Saturday, the president said “many people are saying that the mainstream media will have a very hard time restoring credibility, because of the way they have treated me over the past three years, including the election lead-up, as highlighted by the disgraceful BuzzFeed story, and the even more disgraceful coverage!”
The tweet comes after Mueller’s spokesman released a statement Friday night, saying the the story was not accurate, following hours of coverage touting the article.
The news outlet has continued to stand by its reporting, despite an unprecedented refusal issued by the special counsel.
The publication issued a statement Friday, saying they are continuing to determine what the special counsel is disputing, while remaining confident in the accuracy of their reporting.
The networks editor-in-chief used the opportunity to defend his reporters, and attack supporters of the president.
Many people are saying that the Mainstream Media will have a very hard time restoring credibility because of the way they have treated me over the past 3 years (including the election lead-up), as highlighted by the disgraceful Buzzfeed story & the even more disgraceful coverage!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019