A political reporter tweeted a stunning photo on Tuesday of President Donald Trump meeting with a “Russian spy” in the Oval Office.
The only problem with her description of the photo is that it’s 100 percent false.
Mic senior political reporter Emily Singer tweeted, “I thought this was a photoshop, but it’s not. This is Marina Butina — arrested for being a Russian spy — in the Oval Office with Trump.”
It didn’t take long for the internet to let her know she was gravely mistaken.
“OK all, this may be Carl Lutkins from the NSC. I may delete this tweet,” Singer tweeted.
Minutes later, she tweeted another update.
“I’ve deleted the tweet,” she wrote. “I cannot confirm that it is Butina and may be an NSC staffer.”
That’s embarrassing for a reporter.
It likely won’t be the last time fake news about President Trump and Russia surfaces amid the desperate rush by the media to establish “collusion.” Maybe next time, the reporter can confirm her facts before tweeting.
President Trump addressed the media coverage surrounding his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.
“While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia,” he tweeted. “Sadly, it is not being reported that way - the Fake News is going Crazy!”
After this latest incident, he seems to have a point about "Fake News."