British Broadcasting Apologizes for Fake News that Trump Threatened Iran with War

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corp.) had to apologize Tuesday after incorrectly tweeting that President Donald Trump threatened Iran with war.

The BBC tweeted that Trump threatened Iran that if it did not heed U.S. demands that “war will follow.”

The tweet sent BBC readers into the stratosphere with attacks on the president. Some called Trump a warmonger, others said he was not “civilized.”

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But after BBC followers slammed the president for his warmongering comment, others began to alert the BBC to its error telling the government-run media outlet that Trump said “more” not “war.”

As Newshub reports:

The BBC has corrected a tweet that misquoted US President Donald Trump as saying “war will follow”.

Mr Trump gave a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning in New York (local time).

Speaking about his decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran, who he accused of “slaughter in Syria and Yemen”, he said “more will follow”.

It appears a BBC staffer misheard that, tweeting that Mr Trump said “war will follow”.

In a clarification the BBC said it was an “honest mistake” and the real words appeared to be “more will follow”.

Naturally, the BBC has now deleted the tweet and the “clarification” it noted on that thread in an attempt to make its mistake disappear.

Yeah. It was a “mistake.” And if you believe that we have some land in south Florida to sell you.

Gee, why do you think so many conservatives don’t trust the media?

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.

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