“It was a bad tweet on my private account, not a story for Washington Write-up,” the reporter, Dave Weigel, tweeted Saturday. “I deleted it immediately after like twenty minutes. Really truthful to contact me out.”
n a now-deleted tweet, Weigel, noted for his humorous tackle the information on Twitter, posted a photo of the 50 percent vacant arena to mock Trump for declaring Friday’s rally in Pensacola was “packed into the rafters.”
But that photo wasn’t taken even though Trump was talking. Trump tweeted photos exhibiting the sector whole.
Explained Trump: “.@daveweigel @washingtonpost set out a phony photo of an vacant arena hours just before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in. Actual photos now demonstrated as I spoke. Packed house, numerous people unable to get in. Need apology & retraction from FAKE Information WaPo!”
“Sure thing: I apologize,” Weigel replied, stating he deleted the photo following another reporter informed him he had “gotten it wrong.”
The president, though, wasn’t satisfied with Weigel’s apology.
“FAKE News, he should be fired,” Trump tweeted.
Earlier on Saturday, the president had boasted on Twitter with regard to the measurement of the crowd.
“Arena was packed towards the rafters, the gang was loud, loving and really smart,” he stated. “They definitely get what’s going on. Thank you Pensacola!”