Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired After He Shares Misleading Photo of Rally Turnout

On Saturday afternoon, Trump also went after a Washington Post reporter for tweeting a photograph of a half-empty arena in Pensacola, Fla., and suggesting that it was taken while the president spoke at a rally there Friday night. Packed house, many people unable to get in.

U.S. President Donald Trump has rarely been shy to voice his disapproval of the Washington Post, a newspaper he has repeatedly denounced as being a "fake news" organization.

As for Trump, he tweeted earlier Saturday about his pleasure over the reception he received in Pensacola.

"Sure thing: I apologize", Weigel tweeted. 'I deleted the photo after @dmartosko told me I'd gotten it wrong.

Weigel's tweet with the misleading photo of the Trump rally capped off a troubling couple of weeks for the media filled with several significant mistakes.

"For the President to call for a reporter to be fired infringes on the First Amendment, even if the journalist's private employer has the wisdom to ignore the advice from the Oval Office".

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You can always count on President Trump to bash the media, whether the reporting is accurate. "Watch to see if fires those responsible, or was it just gross incompetence?" he asked.

"CNN'S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS". Everyone knows this is not true, that this could, in fact, be a fraud on the American Public. Therefore, Weigel has no idea what time that particular photo was taken, and no one with any sense of ethics or concern for accuracy would judge crowd size based on any photograph without Trump standing at the podium.

The new information, CNN noted, "indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported".

"@Daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an nearly empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.)", Trump tweeted. At Friday's rally, Trump also criticized both ABC News and CNN, the Hill reports.

This latest incident appeared replay his inauguration crowd-size debacle, when Trump famously disputed the underwhelming crowd-size at the event. "You should have been apologizing for the last two years", Trump said to laughter and cheers at a rally in Florida.

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