Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

Trump demands, gets apology from reporter over 'phony photo'

"Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo!" the president tweeted.

On Saturday, Washington Post reporter David Weigel tweeted a photo taking a shot at Trump that's since been deleted. "Dave Weigel relied on an inaccurate image in tweeting about President Trump's rally in Pensacola", the paper's vice president of communications, Kristine Coratti Kelly, said. The photo Weigel shared, however, was taken before all the rallygoers or the president had arrived, and the venue eventually did ultimately fill up to what looked like capacity by the time Trump's speech began. "And when he was later addressed by the president on Twitter, he promptly apologized for it".

This afternoon on Fox News, anchor Leland Vittert brought on talk radio host Jeff Katz to talk about a spate of recent corrections made by the mainstream media when it comes to the Trump administration. And when he was hospitalized with chest pains, Weigel wrote, "I hope he fails", according to The Daily Caller.

The president's tweet comes after various journalists became targets of Trump and his supporters last week over a series of reporting errors.

Weigel didn't engage Trump, though. Real photos now shown as I spoke.

The Post reporter, who previously wrote for the libertarian publication Reason magazine, admitted to his mistake and issued an apology after the president called him out on Twitter. "Was confused by the image of you walking in the bottom right corner", he tweeted. I deleted it after like 20 minutes. He acknowledged it was a "bad tweet" from his personal account and said it was "very fair" to call him out. Though Weigel has gotten into (overblown) trouble for private comments criticizing conservatives in the past, he is still a widely respected journalist, and there is no reason to presume, as Trump did, that he was knowingly trying to misrepresent Trump's crowd size or was manufacturing fake photos to do so.

Limbaugh had called for then-President Barack Obama to fail.

Trump has also taken aim at ABC News' Brian Ross, who erroneously reported that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to testify that he, as a candidate, had directed Flynn to make contact with the Russians during the 2016 election.

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