PENSACOLA RALLY. TRUMP CAN FILL A VENUE, UNLIKE THE NFL.
WaPo’s David Weigel tried to please his core audience of Trump haters with a photo of Trump’s Pensacola rally he knowingly misidentified. It didn’t escape Trump’s notice.
New York Daily News
President Trump put a Washington Post reporter on blast for shared a misleading photo on Twitter suggesting his rally in Florida attracted a low turn-out on Friday.
David Weigel was being sarcastic when he shared a photo of the empty stands at the Pensacola Bay Center where Trump was holding a campaign rally on Friday and wrote, “Packed to the rafters.”
DAVID WEIGEL DENIES BEING A JEW.
Weigel’s silly little psyop is often associated with the members of The Tribe, a tribe that Weigel denies being a member of.
Trump, who shared photos of the crowded venue during his speech, tweeted, “@DaveWeigel @WashingtonPost put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in.”
He continued, “Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo!”
Weigel, who said he deleted the photo after about 20 minutes, wrote, “Sure thing: I apologize.”
The politics reporter went on to add, “It was a bad tweet on my personal account, not a story for Washington Post. I deleted it after like 20 minutes. Very fair to call me out.”
But Trump wasn’t ready to forgive and forget and called for the reporter to be fired.
“@daveweigel of the Washignton Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in PEnsacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired,” the president tweeted.