Former President Donald Trump is calling out the media amid reports that his Florida home was raided calling it more “fake news.”
Some media outlets reported that Trump, who kept some mementos and memorabilia from his time in the White House, had his home raided to recover the items. However, Trump and the National Archives and Records Administration made clear that was “fake news.”
Trump said “papers were given easily and without conflict and on a very friendly basis,” adding that he was informed that he, “was under no obligation to give this material based on various legal rulings that have been made over the years.”
“Following collaborative and respectful discussions, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) openly and willingly arranged with President Trump for the transport of boxes that contained letters, records, newspapers, magazines…,” Trump’s team said in a statement. “Some of this information will someday be displayed in the Donald J. Trump Presidential Library for the public to view my Administration’s incredible accomplishments for the American People. The media’s characterization of my relationship with NARA is Fake News. It was exactly the opposite! It was a great honor to work with NARA to help formally preserve the Trump Legacy.”
NARA also denied the media’s claims.
“Throughout the course of the last year, NARA obtained the cooperation of Trump representatives to locate Presidential records that had not been transferred to the National Archives at the end of the Trump administration,” the group said.
Trump also responded to media reports that Trump destroyed documents, even flushing them down the toilet.
“Also, another fake story,” he said. “That I flushed papers and documents down a White House toilet, is categorically untrue and simply made up by a reporter in order to get publicity for a mostly fictitious book. The Democrats are just using this and the Unselect Committee of political hacks as a camouflage for how horribly our Country is doing under the Biden Administration. In the United States there has unfortunately become two legal standards, one for Republicans and one for Democrats. It should not be that way!”
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