Fake news alert: Reporter tweets false claim Trump supporters were booing the late John Glenn

Fake news alert: Reporter tweets false claim Trump supporters were booing the late John Glenn
Trump rally in Tampa, FL, Oct 2016. (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video posted by Bud Meyers)

Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald is the definition of fake news.

Eichenwald tweeted Thursday night that attendees at Donald Trump’s victory rally actually booed when the President-elect announced the passing of the late, great John Glenn.

“Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today’s rally,” he wrote. “A real American hero who risked his life [for] us. They booed.”

Just as Eichenwald was poo-pooing Iowans who voted for Trump, LA Times reporter Mike Memoli tweeted what really happened.

Memoli explained that the booing Eichenwald referenced was actually directed at hecklers holding a sign reading, “Iowa says no.”

He also included Trump’s joke about the interruption: “I think they’re actually on our side. They just don’t know it yet.”

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