On Monday, President Trump took to social media to denounce journalist Ian Bremmer’s recent fake quote, which he attributed to the president during his trip to Japan, and called for a change to existing libel laws.
“This is what’s going on in the age of Fake News,” said Trump. “People think they can say anything and get away with it.”
Trump went on to note, “Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold [the] Fake News Media accountable!”
.@ianbremmer now admits that he MADE UP “a completely ludicrous quote,” attributing it to me. This is what’s going on in the age of Fake News. People think they can say anything and get away with it. Really, the libel laws should be changed to hold Fake News Media accountable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2019
Trump supporters agreed, and overwhelmingly condemned Bremmer and the media’s repeated use of false information to negatively reflect on the president and his administration.
.@ianbremmer, the editor-at-large at TIME magazine admitted that he fabricated a quote about @realDonaldTrump. “I should have been clearer. My apologies,” said Bremmer in a tweet. | #FakeNews https://t.co/00JSXoLNQj
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) May 27, 2019
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) May 27, 2019
Ian Bremmer is not a journalist https://t.co/nuqDkXVA2D
— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) May 27, 2019
It’s time the #FakeNews needs to be held accountable
24 Hr News is fine but 24 Hr’s 365 days a year of lies has to end
— AppSame (@AppSame) May 27, 2019
He did America a public service by proving the left wing media doesn’t fact check or verify!https://t.co/ecGyH6SxUt
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) May 27, 2019
Shameless scumbag makes up defamatory news about our President because he knows his buddies in the fake news media will applaud him.@ianbremmer find a new career.
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) May 27, 2019