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 TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' 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 SchultzAppropriators fume over reports of Trump plan to reprogram .2 billion for wall American Cancer Society says Trump doesn't get credit for drop in cancer deaths Joe Kennedy mentions kids in impeachment address 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 Clinton Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Memo: Sanders-Warren battle could reshape Democratic primary Rosenstein says he authorized release of Strzok-Page texts 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.