Conflict continues to arise between President Trump and reporters

Marlene Weaver
December 13, 2017

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.

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

Weigel quickly responded to Trump's tweets with an apology and an acknowledgement of his error.

'An hour later he tweeted: 'It was a bad tweet on my personal account, not a story for Washington Post.

In response, Weigel apologized on Twitter, noting that the tweet was not for a Post article.

This latest incident appeared replay his inauguration crowd-size debacle, when Trump famously disputed the underwhelming crowd-size at the event.

Trump retorted in a tweet later Saturday that the images showed the venue while thousands still waited outside ahead of his speech, and shared pictures which he claimed showed the center filled as he took to the stage. I deleted the photo after @dmartosko told me I'd gotten it wrong.

Trump, who often fixates on the sizes of his crowds at speaking engagements, went after Weigel over the tweet and said the photo showed the venue "hours" before he arrived ― though that detail has been the subject of debate. He acknowledged it was a "bad tweet" from his personal account and said it was "very fair" to call him out. The president called journalists "sick people" at a rally in Phoenix, August; in September, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that an ESPN reporter's tweet calling Trump a "white supremacist" was a "fireable offense".

ABC News initially issued a "clarification" of the story, later apologizing and suspending Ross for four weeks.

On Friday, Trump called ABC News's Brian Ross a "fraudster".

Johndec also implied that Trump overreacted to "fake news" that CNN later corrected about Donald Trump, Jr. receiving advanced notice from WikiLeaks about hacked documents it was going to release during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"CNN'S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS", Trump added in another tweet. The Times reporter followed up by seizing the opportunity to insist that former President Barack Obama - a favorite of the Times - drew a larger inauguration crowd before his first term than Trump did in 2017. The corrected report said that the bank records were of people "affiliated" with Trump.

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