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CNN’s April Ryan called out for fake claim that Trump was booed at White House event celebrating America

On Tuesday, CNN’s April Ryan posted a tweet claiming that President Trump was heckled and booed at a White House event celebrating America.

“Breaking: Reporters on the South Lawn have confirmed the @realDonaldTrump was heckled and booed when he came out to celebrate America,” she tweeted

According to the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, her colleagues quickly corrected her false claim.

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“This is not true. There was a protester who shouted at Trump and was booed,” CNN’s Noah Gray tweeted.

“After the anthem, this man shouted ‘stop hiding behind the armed services & the national anthem.’ He was booed then called a Cowboys fan,” Gray said in another tweet in which he included a video:

Ryan deleted the original tweet and posted this:

She also posted this “must-read” update:

Others didn’t let her off hte hook, however:

https://twitter.com/PrezCandidates2/status/1004112248284110850

One person noted:

Indeed it has:

https://twitter.com/steelerfan6rngs/status/1004139877007585280

https://twitter.com/SumSum70592924/status/1004113802315685889

Apparently not…

That, it would seem, is a bit too much to expect…

https://twitter.com/Batty_Replicant/status/1004116908755390464

Ouch.  Incidents like this, by the way, are just part of the reason CNN was dubbed the “least-trusted” name in network news in January 2017.

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