First Lady Melania Trump fought back against a cover story The Telegraph published about her on Jan. 19. And she won. Early on Jan. 26, the U.K. paper ran a remorseful apology, announcing that what it had printed last week “contained a number of false statements.” The apology noted at the end that, “As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.”
The apology from The Telegraph to Mrs. Trump is thorough. It even mentioned that it “should not have” published its Jan. 19 cover story. The apology goes on to list numerous errors the outlet made and ends with the aforementioned announcement that it would compensate the first lady for damages and legal costs.
This isn’t the first time Mrs. Trump has successfully fought back against journalists. She secured an apology and retraction from The Daily Mail in 2016.
Fighting back remains a foreign concept for most Republicans and conservatives; not so for the first lady.
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