The US President Donald Trump had called out ABC News for being “Very deceptive” after reportedly taking down a video claiming from the Syrian border, which turned out to be from a Kentucky Gun Range.
Following his response from a press conference from the White House,Jon Karl, ABC News’s reporter, he asks Trump, “You don’t have any regret for giving [Turkish President] Erdogan the green light to invade?”
To which Trump replies, “I didn’t give him a green light … When you make a statement like that, it’s so deceptive. Just the opposite of a green light.” He defends that he withdrew the American troops from Syria hence slamming the channel for the error.
“When you ask a question like that, that’s very deceptive, Jon. It’s almost as deceptive as you showing all of the bombings taking place in Syria and it turned out that the bombing that you showed on television took place in Kentucky. I’m not even sure that ABC apologized for that, but certainly it was a terrible thing.”
“It was in Kentucky, it wasn’t in Syria. But I think ABC owes an apology,” Trump states.
Trump also posts on his social media account last Monday, mainly criticizing the channel with the statement, “A big scandal at @ABC News. They got caught using really gruesome FAKE footage of the Turks bombing in Syria. A real disgrace.”
Although ABC has taken down the video, the channel did not apologize for the mistake and error, including Karl. They however, issued a correction before removing the said video from their accounts.
“We’ve taken down the video that aired on ‘World News Tonight’ Sunday and ‘Good Morning America’ this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border, immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy. ABC News regrets the error,” ABC News stated.