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A Washington Post reporter on Saturday apologized for his “bad tweet” after President Trump called him by name for posting a misleading photo on the quantity, the size, during the Friday rally.

“It was a bad tweet on my personal account, a story for the Washington Post,” the reporter, Dave Weigel tweeted Saturday. “I deleted it after 20 minutes. Very fair, to call me.”

It is a poor tweet on my personal account wasn’t on a story for the Washington Post. I deleted it after 20 minutes. Very fair, to call me.

Everything I say on Twitter is a joke, except what I say about @swin24. https://t.co/tI7SQnpoN9

— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) 9. December 2017

In a now-deleted tweet, Weigel, known for his humorous take on the news on Twitter a photo of a half-empty arena to mock Trump, said the rally was posted on Friday in Pensacola was “Packed to the rafters.”

Dave Weigel has apologized for the “bad” tweets ” on his personal account. (Facebook)

But the photo was not taken while Trump was being spoken to. Trump tweeted photos of the arena.

Trump Said: “.@Dave Weigel @washingtonpost a fake photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue w/ thousands of people, the outside, on the way in. Real photos now shown, as I spoke. Full house, not to get a lot of people in the location. Demand apology & withdrawal of FAKE MESSAGES WaPo!”

.@Dave Weigel @WashingtonPost a fake photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue w/ thousands of people, the outside, on the way in. Real photos now shown, as I spoke. Full house, not to get a lot of people in the location. Demand apology & withdrawal of FAKE MESSAGES WaPo! pic.twitter.com/XAblFGh1ob

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. December 2017

“Of course I apologize,” Weigel answered, said he deleted the photo after the other a reporter informed him that he had “got it wrong.”

Sure thing: I apologize. I deleted the photo to @dmartosko told me I’d get it wrong. Was confused by the image of the foot in the lower right corner. https://t.co/fQY7GMNSaD

— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel) 9. December 2017

The President, however, was not satisfied with Weigel, sorry.

“FAKE NEWS, he should be fired,” Trump tweeted.

.@Dave Weigel of the Washington Post admitted that his image was a FAKE (fraud?) an almost empty arena shows last night for my speech at Pensacola, when in fact, he knew that the arena was Packed (see also T. V.). FAKE NEWS, he should be fired.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. December 2017

Earlier on Saturday, the President had boasted on Twitter about the size of the crowd.

GREAT NIGHT last night in Pensacola, Florida. The Arena was Packed to the rafters, the crowd was loud, loving and really smart. She’s going to get in any case. Thank You Pensacola!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 9. December 2017

“The Arena was full, Packed to the rafters, the crowd was loud, loving and really smart,” he said. “You will definitely get what’s going on. Thank You Pensacola!”

 

Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.

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