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White House, WSJ Trade Barbs Over Accuracy of Trump Quote

The White House and The Wall Street Journal traded barbs late Saturday and early Sunday morning over the accuracy of quote from President Donald Trump during an interview with the newspaper. “I have a great relationship with Prime Minister Abe of Japan and I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un of North Korea. I have relationships with people, I think you people are surprised,” WSJ quoted Trump as saying. But White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders fired back, and Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that the WSJ misquoted him. “Obviously I didn’t say that. I said ‘I’d have a good relationship with Kim Jong Un,’ a big difference,” he said, adding: “They just wanted a story.” The newspaper posted its own audio recording on Saturday night, saying it stands by its reporting.