On Saturday afternoon, Trump also went after a Washington Post reporter for tweeting a photograph of a half-empty arena in Pensacola, Fla., and suggesting that it was taken while the president spoke at a rally there Friday night.
Politics reporter Dave Weigel shared images on Twitter showing rows of empty seats in the Pensacola Bay Center, Florida, where Trump held a rally Friday, with the sarcastic comment "packed to the rafters".
Trump also demanded Weigel apologize for publishing a photo of the empty arena as it had been made hours before the president's arrival and many people had not come yet. "Demand apology & retraction from FAKE NEWS WaPo!" said the US President as he posted pictures of the event.
In response to the president's rebuke, Weigel tweeted, "Sure thing: I apologize". They never apologize. Maybe that comes from being president, I don't know. He said he deleted the photo after another reporter "told me I'd gotten it wrong". "FAKE NEWS, he should be fired".
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"The president replied: "@daveweigel of the Washignton Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an nearly empty arena last night for my speech in PEnsacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). "Arena was packed to the rafters, the crowd was loud, loving and really smart", Trump wrote. Trump tweeted from his Florida estate, where he was spending the weekend. "Was confused by the image of you walking in the bottom right corner". There are many outlets that are far more trusted than Fake News CNN.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Weigel resigned from the Washington Post in 2010 after being caught posting caustic remarks about Republican Congressman Ron Paul and conservative media personalities on a private email list. Trump asked the cheering crowd.
He has previously taken issue with reports over the size of crowds, notably following his inauguration ceremony, when his now deposed Press Secretary Sean Spicer accused journalists of reporting inaccurate numbers and using misleading photographs "to minimise the enormous support" he claimed Mr Trump has received at the January swearing-in.
You can always count on President Trump to bash the media, whether the reporting is accurate.