ABC News Tweets Misleading Trump Quote Day After Putting False Graphic on TV


ABC News was slammed for misleading reporting on Thursday, only one day after the network was forced to apologize for a false graphic it aired during an evening news report.

On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump spoke to an enthusiastic crowd about immigration at a rally in Duluth, Minnesota.

ABC tweeted about the rally later that evening.

“We’re sending them the hell back!” the news network’s tweet reads, quoting the president.

“Despite signing an executive order to end the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents, Pres. Trump doubled down on his hardline immigration rhetoric at a campaign rally in Minnesota,” the rest of the tweet reads.

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What the ABC tweet fails to note, however, is the context of Trump’s statement — namely, that he was talking about violent MS-13 gang members, not all illegal immigrants.

“MS-13 gangs — we have taken them out of our country by the thousands,” Trump told the crowd. “And these countries that send them back, we’re putting in legislation. We’re not giving them any more aid when they send people up. They’re sending, and they’re not sending their best, that I can tell you — and we’re sending them the hell back.”

ABC immediately received backlash for its tweet.

On Wednesday, ABC issued an apology after it ran a graphic that falsely stated that Paul Manafort, a former Trump campaign manager, pleaded guilty to five charges of manslaughter.

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“We regret and apologize for the false lower third graphic that aired during our special report. We are investigating how incorrect information was in our system and how and why it was allowed to air,” a statement from ABC’s PR read. “We apologize to our viewers and to Mr. Manafort. There simply is no excuse for this sort of mistake.

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Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal.
Rebekah Baker is the former deputy managing editor of The Western Journal. She graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She has written hundreds of articles on topics like the sanctity of life, free speech and freedom of religion.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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