Trump Accuses CNN Of ‘Vicious And Purposeful Mistake’

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President Donald Trump lashed out at CNN Saturday morning, one day after the outlet misreported a major detail in a story on the Trump campaign.

The outburst was prompted by a reporting error that drastically reduced the greater significance of a report on the Trump campaign’s interaction with WikiLeaks.

CNN reported Friday morning that Trump, Trump Jr. and others on the campaign received an email on Sept. 4, 2016 granting them access to former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s previously unreleased hacked emails. In fact, the email was sent on Sept.14 and directed the recipients to documents that had already been made public. CNN issued a correction some seven hours after the initial report. (RELATED: CNN Botches Major ‘Bombshell’ Alleging Contacts Between Don Jr. And WikiLeaks)

Trump initially derided CNN for their coverage during a rally in Pensacola Florida Friday night.

“But, and by the way, did you see all the corrections the media has been making? Saying ‘Sorry we made a mistake.’  They have been doing that all year,” Trump said to raucous applause. “They never apologize. Maybe that comes with being the President. I don’t know? They have been apologizing left and right.” (RELATED:Trump Savages Media After Fake News Blowups, But What He Said About CNN And ABC Takes The House Down)

While CNN did issue a correction, they did not apologize and stated they would not discipline the two reporters responsible for the error.

Trump referenced ABC News’ Brian Ross, who was suspended Sunday for incorrectly reporting that Trump instructed former Nation Security Advisor Michael Flynn to make contact with Russian officials during the campaign.


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