Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald made a weird appearance on FOX News recently, during which he made an unsubstantiated claim about Trump being in a mental hospital. In the days since, Eichenwald has been widely mocked for his behavior in the appearance and his claims.
Wednesday, he went on Good Morning America with former Clinton staffer George Stephanopoulos and somehow made things worse.
The Business Insider reports:
Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald says Trump mental-hospital claim was intended as ‘signal to a source’
Eichenwald’s explanation came Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” as host George Stephanopoulos asked him about the September tweet in which he said, without evidence, he believed “Trump was institutionalized in a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown in 1990.”
“Any regrets about that?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“There’s a long story behind it,” Eichenwald said after some brief laughter. “When you go through the full lead-up to that tweet — there was a reporting purpose for that tweet going out, which is more than you are going to want to hear about.
“I was making fun of Fox News and the rest, who were doing ‘Hillary has seizures,’ ‘Hillary has multiple sclerosis,’ ‘Hillary has Parkinson’s,’ you know, let’s go to Dr. Oz,” he continued, referring to a point in the election during which the two major-party presidential nominees’ health was under the microscope.
“So I was writing a series of jokes leading up to that with the intent of sending that tweet, which was a signal to a source to talk to me,” Eichenwald concluded.
Of course, George Stephanopoulos let him get away with saying all this unchallenged.
Watch the video:
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The liberal media dug itself into a hole during the 2016 election.
And they just keep digging!