Trump Goes After Post Reporter in Photo Flap

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President Donald Trump has demanded and received an apology from a Washington Post reporter over a photo of Trump's Florida rally on Friday. Later, Weigel wrote, "It was a bad tweet on my personal account, not a story for Washington Post. They definitely get what's going on". In fact, the photo was taken before the rally began. The arena later filled up when Trump arrived. He said he removed the tweet, which showed numerous empty seats ahead of Trump's speech, after being alerted by the Daily Mail's David Martosko that he'd "gotten it wrong". After receiving the apology, the president then called for Weigel to be fired, but not without contributing his own fake news to the story. The emphasis is that of the president and not of the Round Table.

'Sure thing: I apologize, ' he wrote. I deleted it after like 20 minutes. So later on Saturday, Trump sent a tweet accusing Weigel and the Post of willingly using a "phony photo" and spreading fake news.

Earlier this month, Donald Trump retweeted three extremist anti-Muslim videos that were literally fake news, something the White House advised didn't matter because "whether it's a real video, the threat is real".

Weigel tweeted a photo Friday of the arena in Pensacola where Trump held a rally that evening.

Weigel screwed up, deleted his tweet when he realized it, and later apologized when asked.

Journalists and Obama administration officials defended Weigel on Twitter. Trump was prompted to voice his support by a man in the crowd who shouted, "We want Roy Moore".

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Trump also launched broadsides at CNN and ABC, both of whom recently issued corrections to high-profile Trump stories.

These recent conflicts with journalists are indicative of Trump's increasingly belligerent relationship with the media.

Earlier on Saturday Trump resumed his attacks on "fake news" organizations, after CNN had issued a correction for a story about the Russian Federation probe. In reality, the president's son received an email from the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks the day after the hacked emails were made available to the public.

President Trump: "Did you see all the corrections the media has been making?"

"Fake News CNN made a vicious and purposeful mistake yesterday". He slammed them for being out of control, and that correct reporting means nothing to them. "Major lies written, then forced to be withdrawn after they are exposed...a stain on America!"

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