The Atlantic's Goldberg: Trump's Tweet Is a Threat, More Reporting to Come Out on Trump Disparaging Military

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One on one with Jeff Goldberg

U.S. President Donald Trump was on the defensive on Sunday over what critics said was a "pattern" of disrespect towards the U.S. military following media reports that he had disparaged fallen veterans, the fallout from which could harm his campaign for re-election on Nov. 3.

The furor over the Sept. 3 report in The Atlantic could undermine Trump's re-election message that he would maintain "law and order," and that he strongly supports U.S. military personnel and their families - a key Republican constituency, which largely backed Trump in 2016.

The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief said Sunday that reporting about Trump’s comments disparaging fallen U.S. service members has only just started.

"I would fully expect more reporting to come out about this and more confirmation and new pieces of information in the coming days and weeks," Jeffrey Goldberg said on CNN's "reliable sources."

"We have a responsibility, and we're going to do it regardless of what he says," Goldberg added.

Goldberg vehemently defended his original story, and noted that various other media outlets have confirmed it - including Fox News.

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