Forbes Responds after Trump Demanded an Apology from Forbes for Dropping Him from Wealthiest List Again

Forbes has responded after former US President Donald Trump “demanded” that the magazine apologize for dropping him from its list of the 400 wealthiest individuals in the US for the second time in three years.

According to Forbes, Trump’s net worth is down $600 million from the previous year. Trump was on the list since the 1990s, but his name was deleted in 2021.

 

“I hereby demand a full apology from the failing Forbes magazine,” Trump wrote on Wednesday, October 11 on Truth Social, the reportedly struggling social media platform he set up after being expelled from mainstream platforms over the January 6 attack on the Capitol.

 

In response, Trump lamented the “really dumb writers assigned to hit me hard” and boasted about his enormous lead in Republican presidential polling while facing 91 criminal accusations.

“So much for Forbes!”

 

On Wednesday, he chastised the “writer, Dan Alexander, for the numerous false and libellous articles [Forbes] has written about me.”

 

Alexander, a Forbes senior editor, is also the author of White House Inc: How Donald Trump Turned the Presidency Into a Business, a 2020 book.

Responding to Trump, Alexander tweeted: “Hey Donald Trump, if you want to point out a single false fact in any of the articles I’ve published about you – or in the book I wrote about you – feel free. In the meantime, I’m going to keep reporting – and carefully fact-checking every word I publish.”

 

 

Trump stated in his article that Forbes “cooperated” with Letitia James, the Democratic attorney general of New York state who sued Trump, his adult sons, and his company.

Trump referred to James as “racist and incompetent,” using a term that some observers believe is a racist dog whistle. However, in the court case, James has already won a preliminary judgement in which the judge stated that Trump committed fraud by overstating the worth of assets.

Trump also erroneously claimed that Forbes was “owned by the communist Chinese Government, and China will do anything to stop Maga,” a reference to Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”

 

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