Trump Shames ABC Reporter: ABC 'Owes An Apology' for Airing Fake Fighting in Syria

Posted: Oct 16, 2019 2:25 PM

President Trump ripped into ABC News after they aired footage they claimed was heavy fighting in Syria, only to later find out it was video taken at a machine gun shoot in Kentucky.

Trump criticized the network after taking a question from ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jon Karl during a press conference.

"You ask a question like that, it is very deceptive, John. It’s almost as deceptive as you showing all of the bombings taking place in Syria, and it turns out that the bombing you showed on television took place in Kentucky," Trump said.

"So, you know. I’m not even sure that ABC apologized for that. But certainly it was a terrible thing. I’m looking at this, I say, 'Wow, that’s pretty bad.' And it was in Kentucky and not Syria. So I don’t think we will do about that, but I think ABC owes an apology," he continued.

Users on social media were the ones who called out the network for showing footage that was taken in 2017. ABC News sent a correction tweet after the segment aired on Sunday and aired again Monday morning, saying they have taken down the video and they regretted the error.

Trump then took a swipe at Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), claiming he "would like to stay in the Middle East for the next thousand years with thousands of soldiers, fighting other people’s wars."