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    Trump Suggests Firing Journalist After His Apologies Over 'Fake' Photo

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    On Saturday, the US President was campaigning at the Pensacola Bay Center where he accused The Washington Post journalist Dave Weigel of posting "phony" pictures on Twitter about Trump's Rally.

    David Weigel was covering the political event in Florida and tweeted some photos of the venue, showing the half empty arena during Trump's Rally. According to US media reports, these pictures instantly went viral on the web thus attracting the President's attention. Trump has slammed Weigel and demanded immediate deletion of the controversial pictures.

    ​Trump also demanded Weigel apologize for publishing a photo of the empty arena as it had been made hours before the president's arrival and many people had not come yet. Weigel confirmed that the tweet was a mistake and apologized for issuing the photo.

    "@daveweigel of the Washington Post just admitted that his picture was a FAKE (fraud?) showing an almost empty arena last night for my speech in Pensacola when, in fact, he knew the arena was packed (as shown also on T.V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired," Trump wrote on his Twitter page.

    However, US President Donald Trump was not satisfied with frank apologies and instant response by The Washington Post journalist and suggested firing Weigel.

    Earlier on in the day, Trump again blasted CNN over alleged spreading of "Fake News," sarcastically urging the broadcaster to rename its main slogan.

    ​Donald Trump along his son-in-law Jared Kushner has many times accused leading US media outlets of spreading fake news during the election campaign as well as after the presidential race was over.

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