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Trump Bashes WashPost Reporter for Tweet on Florida Rally Crowd Size

Trump Bashes WashPost Reporter for Tweet on Florida Rally Crowd Size
Supporters cheer President Donald Trump at Friday's rally in Pensacola, Florida. (AP)

By    |   Saturday, 09 December 2017 06:29 PM

President Donald Trump on Saturday ripped reporter Dave Weigel of The Washington Post for posting a "phony photo" of an "empty" arena in Florida Friday before he arrived to speak at a rally where he endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

But Trump's tweet prompted Weigel to delete his "bad tweet on my personal account" and apologize, saying the president was "very fair to call me out."

Here's Trump's post:

Trump spoke at the Pensacola Bay Center, about an hour from Mobile, Alabama, and called on supporters to back Moore.

America "cannot afford" to let the Senate seat fall to Democrats, he said.

Moore, a 70-year-old Republican, is facing sexual assault allegations from several women who said they occurred when they were in their teens and Moore in his 30s.

Minutes after President Trump's tweet, Weigel responded with these posts:

Weigel noted that he deleted the tweet after being told by David Martosko, U.S. political editor of The Daily Mail, that he "had gotten it wrong."

Martosko tweeted himself Friday about the Pensacola crowd:

Earlier Saturday, Trump slammed CNN for its "vicious and purposeful mistake" in its Friday report about Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks.

Trump later posted that Weigel should be fired:

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