Donald Trump hates the media with a vengeance, but at the same time, he loves being on television where he can share his thoughts with millions of people. In less than 24 hours, the brash billionaire has given two major interviews – one to ABC and the other to his favorite television host and network – Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity. The conservative political commentator has been among President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters, so it is not that surprising that POTUS was willing to sit down with him for over an hour at the White House to tackle various matters.
Among the topics that were covered was the false story publish by the TIME that claimed that immediately after the 45th president stepped into the Oval Office, he removed a bust of Martin Luther King that was cherished by Barack Obama. Time’s White House correspondent Zeke Miller incorrectly said in his piece that Trump dumped the bust of MLK and had reinstalled a bust of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the Oval Office.
As it turned out, both busts were in the White House, while Churchill was more prominent, the King bust was just out of sight. The reporter corrected the story and apologized. He tweeted: “tweeting again: wh aide confirms the MLK bust is still there. I looked for it in the oval 2x & didn’t see it. My apologies to my colleagues”
However, the TV personality-turned-politician is still angry over the article because it made him look like a racist. Trump told the “Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism” author: “It was very serious charge because it wasn’t that they said the bust had been taken out, but what they’re saying is that I’m a racist.” POTUS went on to add: “When it was revealed that they were very wrong, nobody even talks about it. I had great respect for Dr. Martin Luther King.”
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer famous for inventing numbers to back his inaccurate claims slammed the Time for “deliberately false reporting” the story.