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Trump misidentifies former DNC chair in tweet about election lawsuit

Trump misidentifies former DNC chair in tweet about election lawsuit
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Guardian slams Trump over comments about assault on reporter Five takeaways from the first North Dakota Senate debate Watchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US MORE responded Friday to a lawsuit filed against his campaign by the Democratic Party, criticizing the lawsuit in a tweet that misidentified the party's former chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzDeborah (Debbie) Wasserman SchultzHouse Intel votes to release Russia transcripts Live coverage: Senate Judiciary to vote on Kavanaugh confirmation Dems urge Mattis to reject using 0M for border wall MORE (D-Fla.). 

In the tweet, Trump referred to Wasserman Schultz as "Wendy Wasserman Schultz."

Trump corrected the tweet about 50 minutes later.

"Just heard the Campaign was sued by the Obstructionist Democrats. This can be good news in that we will now counter for the DNC Server that they refused to give to the FBI, the Wendy Wasserman Schultz Servers and Documents held by the Pakistani mystery man and Clinton Emails," Trump originally tweeted.

His follow-up tweet correctly identified Wasserman Schultz.

 

 

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He also suggested the Trump campaign could seek to review the servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWatchdog org: Tillerson used million in taxpayer funds to fly throughout US Republicans cancel airtime in swing Vegas district The Democratic Donald Trump is coming MORE and Wasserman Schultz.

The president's tweet came hours after the DNC filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

That lawsuit alleges that the defendants conspired to disrupt the 2016 presidential election and undermine Clinton's campaign by hacking the DNC's servers and disseminating stolen information.