Over the weekend, The Washington Post published a story about Donald Trump Jr. speaking at a recent event in Georgia.
"The former president's son, Donald Trump Jr., has repeatedly promoted the meme, and the original chant, on his social media feeds. At a speech in Georgia, he took the stage after the crowd had been chanting, 'USA! USA!' and roared, 'There's a couple other chants I've been hearing going around. Have you heard the other one that's been going around?' The crowd took the cue and broke into cries of 'Let's go Brandon,'" the paper originally reported.
But they misquoted the crowd and Trump Jr. demanded a correction.
I demand a retraction and a correction. https://t.co/vM5omnnueB— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 24, 2021
Hey @AshleyRParker. The Don Jr speech that you reference here took place in Georgia on September 22, 2021. The “Let’s go Brandon” chant started after an October 2, 2021 event at Talladega. When are you going to correct your garbage story? pic.twitter.com/IU0wGWNQdr— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) October 24, 2021
After hours of pressure, the paper finally issued a correction.
"Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly said a crowd broke into a 'Let's go Brandon' chant during a Donald Trump Jr. speech in Georgia. The crowd broke into a 'F--- Joe Biden!' chant at that speech in September. The error, which was inserted by an editor, has been corrected," the paper stated.
Name the anonymous editor that inserted the fake news into the story.— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) October 24, 2021
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