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Bremmer apologizes after Trump tweet on ‘completely ludicrous’ quote

Journalist and New York University professor Ian Bremmer on Monday apologized for fabricating a quote by President Trump Monday shortly after Trump condemned it.

“My tweet yesterday about Trump preferring Kim Jong Un to Biden as President was meant in jest,” Bremmer tweeted Monday morning.

“The President correctly quoted me as saying it was a ‘completely ludicrous’ statement,” he added. “I should have been clearer. My apologies.”  

{mosads}The since-deleted tweet claimed Trump had said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would make a better president than former Vice President Joe Biden.

Upon being questioned on the quote, Bremmer had said that it was “plausible” and meant as commentary on “the state of media and the twitterverse today.” 

“.@ianbremmer now admits that he MADE UP ‘a completely ludicrous quote,’ attributing it to me,” Trump tweeted earlier Monday during a four-day state visit to Japan.

Trump had previously tweeted that he “smiled” in response to Kim insulting Biden, adding, “Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?” 

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