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Trump Bashes ABC News on Paul Manafort Chyron Gaffe

Trump Bashes ABC News on Paul Manafort Chyron Gaffe
President Donald Trump (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 June 2018 05:34 PM

President Donald Trump ripped "fake" ABC News after the network apologized for posting an erroneous chyron during his comments to reporters saying former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to "five charges of manslaughter."

"Look what fake ABC News put out," Trump said on Twitter. "I guess they had it prepared from the 13 Angry Democrats leading the witch hunt!"

The post included ABC video of Trump talking about his upcoming executive order stopping child separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The graphic with the remarks initially said: "President Trump: 'I'll be signing something' to address family separation crisis."

It then changed to: "Manafort pleads guilty to five charges of manslaughter."

The bogus chyron was up for at least seven seconds before it was removed, according to news reports. The previous headline was restored.

Manafort is not facing manslaughter charges.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges from last October involving alleged conspiracy to launder money, making false statements, and other offenses.

Manafort was also indicted last week for alleged witness tampering in the case by Russia special counsel Robert Mueller — and a federal judge in Washington revoked his bail Friday, remanding Manafort to jail.

In its apology, also posted on Twitter, ABC said: "We regret and apologize for the false lower third graphic that aired during our special report.

"We are investigating how incorrect information was in our system and how and why it was allowed to air."

"We apologize to our viewers and to Mr. Manafort," the network said. "There simply is no excuse for this sort of mistake."

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An erroneous report by ABC News saying former campaign chairman Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to "five charges of manslaughter" was slammed by President Donald Trump on Twitter on Wednesday.
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