President Donald Trump accused the Associated Press of misconstruing his comments in a headline about whether he will accept blame if the Republican party loses seats in the 2018 midterm elections, in a Wednesday morning tweet.
AP headline was very different from my quote and meaning in the story. They just can’t help themselves. FAKE NEWS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2018
Trump granted an interview to the AP Tuesday in which he was asked whether he would share any responsibility in a potential Republican loss of control of the House of Representatives after the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.
“No, I think I’m helping people. Look, I’m 48 and 1 in the primaries, and actually it’s much higher than that because I endorsed a lot of people that were successful that people don’t even talk about.” (RELATED: Trump Doubles Down On His Support For Combat Vet And Businessman John James)
The AP interpreted Trump’s comments with the headline: “Trump Tells AP he won’t accept blame if GOP loses House.”