CNN political analyst April Ryan was called out by her colleagues at the network on Tuesday for spreading false information about President Donald Trump being booed at a White House event celebrating America.
Ryan tweeted: “Breaking: Reporters on the South Lawn have confirmed the @realDonaldTrump was heckled and booed when he came out to celebrate America.”
Within just a couple of minutes, the truth came out; one person in the crowd heckled the president as he spoke and the crowd booed the heckler, not the president.
The Daily Wire reports,
CNN’s Noah Gray tweeted at Ryan, writing: “This is not true. There was a protester who shouted at Trump and was booed.”
Gray even posted a video of the incident, describing it in a separate tweet: “After the anthem, this man shouted ‘stop hiding behind the armed services & the national anthem.’ He was booed then called a Cowboys fan.”
After being called a cowboys fan after shouting @ POTUS, protestor shouted “let’s hear it for the Eagles!” pic.twitter.com/KtEwAhOj6I
— Noah Gray (@NoahGrayCNN) June 5, 2018
She quickly walked back those comments after learning that a heckler in the crowd was asking the president questions, and as a result was booed.
“The booes [sic] were for the heckler,” Ryan said in her tweet.
The original breaking boo tweet was deleted as reporters on the South Lawn who told of the booign and heckling did not see all of what happened on the other side of the lawn. After the tape was watched the heckler was booed not @realDonaldTrump
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) June 5, 2018
She later deleted the tweet, citing “reporters on the south lawn” for misreporting the events.
“After the tape was watched the heckler was booed not @realDonaldTrump,” she said again.
Twitter users quickly fired back:
You said you “confirmed” it. All of your confirmations are fair to second guess. Hope it was worth it :—
— John G. Alt (@Zenebriated) June 5, 2018
So basically, you tweeted out a lie, intimated that it was breaking news, and…oops?
— Josh McIntire (@JoshMcIntire72) June 5, 2018
Your original tweet contained the language “confirmed by reporters.”Granted, these days that’s not saying much. Still, it was not confirmed, it was just another one of @CNN‘s #FakeNews lies. Glad you deleted the original, FINALLY. I hope your WH press credentials are revoked.
— BernersForTrump (@SeattleBern) June 5, 2018