Trump Throws Support Behind Covington Kid’s Lawsuit Against ‘The Washington Post’

Donald Trump has thrown his support behind Covington Catholic High School junior, Nick Sandmann, after the teen confirmed he was filing a $250 million defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post. A video of Sandmann and Native American elder Nathan Phillips confronting each other at the Lincoln Memorial went viral last month, Sandmann's suit alleges the Post “ignored basic journalist standards” and waged “malicious attacks” on him by “falsely accusing him” of starting a tense standoff with Phillips. The lawsuit claims the coverage “caused permanent damage to [Sandmann’s] life and reputation” because the paper “wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented, biased agenda against President Donald J. Trump.” In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump wrote: “Covington student suing WAPO. Go get them Nick. Fake News!” He added yet another attack on the media, writing: “Stories are written that have absolutely no basis in fact. The writers don’t even call asking for verification. They are totally out of control. Sadly, I kept many of them in business. In six years, they all go BUST!”