Atlantic editor concedes central claim of Trump hit piece could be wrong

Atlantic editor concedes central claim of Trump hit piece could be wrong
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[Ed. – Goldberg’s message is muddled. On the one hand, he’s conceding that the trip was canceled because of inclement weather. On the other he’s standing by his story about ‘Trump’s trip to the cemetery.’ But if Trump didn’t go the cemetery, then what trip is Goldberg talking about?]

On Sunday, Atlantic Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg admitted the White House’s account that President Trump’s trip to a cemetery of fallen World War I soldiers in France in 2018 was modified due to bad weather is probably accurate.

“I’m sure all of those things are true,” Goldberg told CNN in an interview on Friday when asked to respond to evidence a story he published saying otherwise is false.

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Despite conceding that the cancellation due to weather might be true, Goldberg stood by his story about President Trump’s trip to the cemetery, claiming that “the public’s interest in meeting this information outweigh the ambiguities or the difficulties of anonymous sourcing” and that he will “be continuing to make that effort to move this material directly onto the record.”

While others have claimed to “confirm” the report with more anonymous sources, The Atlantic has published false stories before. …

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