The reporter, Dave Weigel, had posted a photo of a near-empty stadium with the caption "Packed to the rafters", inaccurately suggesting it was taken during Trump's Florida rally on Friday. According to USA media reports, these pictures instantly went viral on the web thus attracting the President's attention.
Mr Weigel's tweeting has previously landed him in hot water with the newspaper, with bosses issuing a reminder to its reporters that their online behaviour is an extension of their professional lives after the journalist branded defeated congressional candidate Dan Bangino a "lying, pathetic loser". Packed house, many people unable to get in. He removed the tweet after being told by others that the photo was taken before the venue filled up and apologized in a later Twitter exchange with the president. "FAKE NEWS, he should be fired", Trump wrote on his Twitter page.
Following the social media discord, the Washington Post's vice president of communications Kristine Coratti Kelly said in a statement that "Dave Weigel relied on an inaccurate image in tweeting about President Trump's rally in Pensacola".
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Later in the day, Trump accused Weigel and the news organisation of willingly using a "phony photo" and spreading fake news. I apologize. I deleted the photo after @dmartosko told me I'd gotten it wrong. Was confused by the image of you walking in the bottom right corner'.
But the president wasn't satisfied with Weigel's apology. The story mistakenly claimed that Donald Trump Jr. had been tipped off about the release of hacked DNC emails by WikiLeaks before they were made public.
He maintained his accusations against the media on Sunday, tweeting, "Very little discussion of all the purposely false and defamatory stories put out this week by the Fake News Media". "Watch to see if @CNN fires those responsible, or was it just gross incompetence?"
He continued: "CNN'S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS". The reporter has claimed that Trump had directed Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, to make contact with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. But Flynn received the order during the transition period following the 2016 US presidential election, not during the course of the campaign.