President Donald Trump lashed out at NBC News late Friday evening.
The network reported that Trump told Kevin McAleenan, the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, was promised a pardon if he broke the law on the southern border.
Trump denied the report.
Another Fake Story on @NBCNews that I offered Pardons to Homeland Securiy personnel in case they broke the law rega… https://t.co/zq0NpnzYUD— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1555126385.0
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman put Trump's denial in context.
A) CNN and NYT reported this as well B) We reached out for comment from the WH on this shortly after 11 am this mor… https://t.co/PJDgpY2Byz— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1555126543.0
Re-reading this tweet - haven't seen NBC story but CNN and NYT reported accurately that POTUS said DHS's McAleenan… https://t.co/kB5ViKv5h3— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1555126896.0