Donald Trump has seized on an NBC News error that led it to publish a report wrongly claiming that federal authorities had wiretapped Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal attorney, the Daily Beast reports.
NBC quickly corrected its error and posted on the original story that: “The monitoring of Cohen’s phones was limited to a log of calls, known as a pen register, not a wiretap where investigators can actually listen to calls.” But Trump attacked the network, claiming its error as evidence of “fake news” being written to undermine him. He tweeted: “NBC NEWS is wrong again! They cite ‘sources’ which are constantly wrong. Problem is, like so many others, the sources probably don’t exist, they are fabricated, fiction! NBC, my former home with the Apprentice, is now as bad as Fake News CNN. Sad!”