Melania Trump has triumphed over the Telegraph over a bunch of fake news that they published about her, and they were forced to publish a humiliating apology over it.
Her spokeswoman is running victory laps on twitter:
.@FLOTUS often refers to opportunists out to advance themselves by disparaging her name&image. Mrs.Trump will not let people&media outlets make up lies&false assertions in a race for ratings or to sell tabloid headlines. Cc @NinaBurleigh / Simon&Schusterhttps://t.co/bVOnyZpk7w— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) January 26, 2019
Here’s their post in full:
Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published. Mrs Trump’s father was not a fearsome presence and did not control the family. Mrs Trump did not leave her Design and Architecture course at University relating to the completion of an exam, as alleged in the article, but rather because she wanted to pursue a successful career as a professional model. Mrs Trump was not struggling in her modelling career before she met Mr Trump, and she did not advance in her career due to the assistance of Mr Trump.
We accept that Mrs Trump was a successful professional model in her own right before she met her husband and obtained her own modelling work without his assistance. Mrs Trump met Mr Trump in 1998, not in 1996 as stated in the article. The article also wrongly claimed that Mrs Trump’s mother, father and sister relocated to New York in 2005 to live in buildings owned by Mr Trump. They did not. The claim that Mrs Trump cried on election night is also false.
We apologise unreservedly to The First Lady and her family for any embarrassment caused by our publication of these allegations. As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.
They’re getting dragged on social media too:
One wonders how so many falsehoods could be crammed into a single article. Proof, if any were needed, that bias makes journalists reckless. https://t.co/5YHW4HTod3— Brit Hume (@brithume) January 26, 2019
Since reckless Fake News has no integrity to clean itself up, it's wonderful to see ppl like @FLOTUS fighting back and suing the ever-living crap out of them...and WINNING! It's only thing to stop these smears. https://t.co/cONwmqXr9t— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 26, 2019
British newspaper The Telegraph agrees to pay Melania Trump “substantial damages.”— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 26, 2019
Says it erroneously claimed she cried the night Trump elected, falsely described her father, wrongly reported the reason she left a university program, and other errors. https://t.co/NNYH8IPmux