Dave Weigel of the Washington Post has issued an apology to Trump on Twitter for misrepresenting the size of the crowd at the Trump rally in Florida this weekend. Weigle claimed that he made a mistake and that he deserved to be called out for it.
The Hill reported:
Washington Post reporter apologizes for tweet on crowd size at Trump rally
Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel issued an apology to President Trump on Saturday for tweeting a photo of an empty arena before a Trump rally in Florida that had been taken hours before the event started.
Weigel responded minutes after a tweet from Trump, who said he had “put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived.”
.@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. Real photos now shown as I spoke. Packed house, many people unable to get in. Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo! pic.twitter.com/XAblFGh1ob
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017
Weigel said he took the tweet down after Daily Mail political editor David Martosko told him he had gotten it wrong.
“Sure thing: I apologize. I deleted the photo after @dmartosko told me I’d gotten it wrong. Was confused by the image of you walking in the bottom right corner,” he tweeted.
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 9, 2017
At least the guy apologized. That’s more than we can say for many members of the media.