Trump Backs Covington Student's Lawsuit Against Washington Post

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Published on February 20, 2019 - Duration: 01:09s

Trump Backs Covington Student's Lawsuit Against Washington Post

President Trump tweeted his support of Nick Sandmann, the Kentucky high school student at the center of a viral video, as he sues The Washington Post over its coverage of the incident.

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Trump Backs Covington Student's Lawsuit Against Washington Post

President Trump tweeted his support of Nick Sandmann, center of a controversial viral video, who announced he was suing The Washington Post for $250 million in damages alleging false and defamatory coverage of the incident.????Sandmann was part of a group from Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School which was attending a March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.

On January 18th, that also saw an Indigenous Peoples March.????Footage of the students and a Native American elder, Nathan Phillips, went viral.

The initial coverage focused on a smirking Sandmann sporting a pro-Trump hat, with many lashing out at him on social media.????But additional footage surfaced showing members of the Black Hebrew Israelites -- designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center -- hurling racist remarks at both groups.

After that, many people’s initial views that Sandmann and his fellow students were the aggressors had changed.????Lawyers for Sandmann said The Washington Post ignored journalistic standards so it could “advance its well-known and easily documented biased agenda against President Donald J.

Trump”????Trump tweeted that section of the lawsuit and added “Go get them Nick.

Fake News!”????Lawyers for the teenager indicated that more lawsuits could be filed, saying in a statement “This is only the beginning”

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