President Trump Rips ABC News Over Embarrassing Lie

On Sunday evening ABC News posted a video of what they claimed was the Turkish military bombing Kurd civilians. They then posted the same video with the same claim the following morning on Good Morning America.

It was later uncovered by a comparative analysis by a technology news site found the footage was filmed at Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Kentucky and not in Syria as ABC had hoped. “It’s clear that the videos are the same,” Gizmodo concluded.

The video appears identical to online footage called “Knob Creek night shoot 2017.” At one point in the broadcast, the clip was described as being “obtained by ABC News.”

The clip showed people firing tracer rounds as massive explosions occurred in the distance, while bystanders used cell phones to record. Knob Creek Gun Range, hosts a biannual event called the “Military Gun Shoot & Military Gun Show” where weapons are fired at night. Members of the public can come and see the show for a fee in April and October.

“As of right now, it seems to be our footage,” a spokesperson for the gun range told the Washington Examiner.

The fake news outlet paired the embarrassing video mishap with a dramatic monologue from anchor Tom Llamas, who suggested the video shoes “the situation rapidly spiraling out of control in northern Syria.”

The chyron beneath the video read: “CRISIS IN SYRIA. ISIS prisoners escape as death toll rises in attack.”

“One week since President Trump ordered U.S. forces out of that region, effectively abandoning America’s allies in the fight against [ISIS],” the anchor said.

“This video right here appearing to show Turkey’s military bombing Kurd civilians in a Syrian border town,” he added. “The Kurds, who fought alongside the U.S. against ISIS. Now, horrific reports of atrocities committed by Turkish-backed fighters on those very allies.”

President Donald Trump on Monday evening hammered ABC News for airing the completely misleading and wrong video.

The president tweeted: “A big scandal at @ABC News. They got caught using really gruesome FAKE footage of the Turks bombing in Syria. A real disgrace. Tomorrow they will ask softball questions to Sleepy Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, like why did Ukraine & China pay you millions when you knew nothing? Payoff?”

Several social media users questioned the authenticity of the video, an avalanche that gained momentum over time for the left wing media outlet as more and more people learned the true origins of the video.

This forced ABC News’ hand leading to the release of a statement with a correction and apology for the embarrassing video which was actually shot in 2017.

World News Tonight tweeted out:

“CORRECTION: We’ve taken down video that aired on “World News Tonight” Sunday and “Good Morning America” this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy. ABC News regrets the error.”

Good Morning America tweeted out the same exact message:

“CORRECTION: We’ve taken down video that aired on “World News Tonight” Sunday and “Good Morning America” this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy. ABC News regrets the error.”

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