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Fake News Exposed — Reporter Tweets Totally False Claim Trump Supporters Were Booing The Late John Glenn

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Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald is the definition of fake news.

Eichenwald tweeted Thursday night that attendees at Donald Trump’s victory rally actually booed when the President-elect announced the passing of the late, great John Glenn.

Donald Trump speaks at a Victory Tour Rally on December 8, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa (Getty Images)

Donald Trump speaks at a Victory Tour Rally on December 8, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa (Getty Images)

He would later go on to delete the tweet, but not before being screenshotted by Mediaite’s Alex Griswold and receiving thousands of retweets.

(Mediaite)

(Mediaite)

“Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today’s rally,” he wrote. “A real American hero who risked his life [for] us. They booed.”

Eichenwald doubled down on the claim, which was soon to be proven totally false.

Just as Eichenwald was poo-pooing Iowans who voted for Trump, LA Times reporter Mike Memoli tweeted what really happened.

[dcquiz] Memoli explained that the booing Eichenwald referenced was actually directed at hecklers holding a sign reading, “Iowa says no.”

He also included Trump’s joke about the interruption: “I think they’re actually on our side. They just don’t know it yet.”

After being exposed, Eichenwald apologized for his mistake with a third tweet.

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