By Jon Dougherty

(NationalSentinel) Fed up with the mainstream media’s garbage reporting, Eric Trump noted Thursday the Trump Organization will be taking legal action against MSNBC and host Lawrence O’Donnell after his “reckless” reporting on the air of information he later admitted was unverified.

As we reported, O’Donnell was forced to apologize this week for reporting that an “anonymous source” claimed that Russian oligarchs co-signed loans that Trump, the private businessman, took out with Deutsche Bank after his legal team responded with a threat to sue him and his network.



O’Donnell said Aug. 28 he was wrong to report the information in a written statement and later added a retraction and general apology. But…too late. And too often.

“This was a reckless attempt to slander our family and smear a great company. Apologies are not enough when the true intent was solely to damage and cause harm. As a company, we will be taking legal action. This unethical behavior has to stop,” Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, said in a statement posted to Twitter.



Trump’s statement was posted after O’Donnell issued a statement on the social media platform.

“Last night I made an error in judgment by reporting an item about the president’s finances that didn’t go through our rigorous verification and standards process. I shouldn’t have reported it and I was wrong to discuss it on the air,” he said.

The statement did not include a retraction or apology but O’Donnell later said on the air that he was retracting the report and added, “I apologize.” But, he did not direct the apology to anyone in particular.

It’s not clear if MSNBC will sanction or punish O’Donnell, but if the past is any indication, they won’t: Remember when host Rachel Maddow claimed a “scoop” on President Trump’s tax returns that turned out to be nothing? (Related: Trump team may seek legal remedy over release of 2005 tax returns)

She wasn’t sanctioned, either.

The president also blasted the network on Thursday.

“The totally inaccurate reporting by Lawrence O’Donnell, for which he has been forced by NBC to apologize, is NO DIFFERENT than the horrible, corrupt and fraudulent Fake News that I (and many millions of GREAT supporters) have had to put up with for years. So bad for the USA!” he wrote on Twitter.

In a letter to NBC Universal on Wednesday, the president’s attorney Charles Harder said that the claims O’Donnell made were “false and defamatory and extremely damaging.”

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He noted further that the documents for the loans that the host discussed are “recorded, publicly available, and searchable online.”

“Thus, actual malice can easily be proven based on your reckless disregard of the truth and unreasonable reliance on an alleged ‘source’ who you will not even identify in your story and likely is seeking to mislead you and the public for political reasons or other ulterior motives,” Harder continued.

“Demand is hereby made that Mr. O’Donnell and NBCU immediately and prominently retract, correct, and apologize for the aforementioned false and defamatory statements,” he said.

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