NY Times Forced to Issue Big Correction After Trump Calls Them Out for False News

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May 31, 2018May 31, 2018

President Donald Trump publicly called out the New York Times on Wednesday, forcing an embarrassing correction from the news outlet.

The dispute between the president and New York Times centered around the size of the crowd at his Tuesday rally in Nashville, Tennessee.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1001834394359877633

“The Failing and Corrupt @nytimes estimated the crowd last night at ‘1000 people,’ when in fact it was many times that number - and the arena was rockin’. This is the way they demean and disparage,” Trump tweeted. “They are very dishonest people who don’t ‘get’ me, and never did!"

It's true that the New York Times reported there were only 1,000 people in attendance. Following Trump's tweet, the outlet was forced to issue a significant correction to that number.

"An earlier version of this article cited an incorrect figure for the number of people attending President Trump’s rally. While no exact figure is available, the fire marshal’s office estimated that approximately 5,500 people attended the rally, not about 1,000 people," the correction stated.

That's quite an underestimate from one of the biggest news outlets in the country.

The reporter behind the story, Julie Davis, also personally admitted the president was correct.

https://twitter.com/juliehdavis/status/1001875410311933952

"President @realDonaldTrump is correct about his crowd last night. My estimate was way off, and we have corrected our story to reflect the fire marshal’s estimate of 5,500 people. When we get it wrong, we say so," she tweeted.

President Trump touched on everything from immigration reform and MS-13 to Hillary Clinton.

Watch part of his rally speech below:

https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1001624795488763904

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