CNN’s April Ryan Falsely Reported Pres. Trump Was Booed at Celebration of America Event

How bad a reporter is April Ryan? After being rude to her colleagues and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to grandstand on the canceled Eagles event at Tuesday’s press briefing, CNN analyst Ryan took to Twitter to falsely report President Donald Trump was booed by attendees at the Celebration of America event scheduled in place of the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory reception on the South Lawn.

April Ryan and Sarah Sanders, screen image from May 3, 2018.

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

Ryan’s CNN colleague Noah Gray corrected Ryan a few minutes later, “This is not true. There was a protester who shouted at Trump and was booed.

Ryan deleted her original tweet, but a screen capture shows it went quickly viral with over 3,600 retweets and over 11,000 likes.


Nick Short made screen caps:

Ryan followed up with two corrections, “Breaking: reporters are rewatching the event and found a heckler in the crowd started asking questions of @realDonaldTrump and the heckler was booed. The heckler was escorted out of the event. The booes were for the heckler” and “The original breaking boo tweet was deleted as reporters on the South Lawn who told of the booign and heckling did not see all of what happened on the other side of the lawn. After the tape was watched the heckler was booed not @realDonaldTrump”

Gray posted a photo of the protester and video of him, not the President, being booed and heckled.

“After the anthem, this man shouted “stop hiding behind the armed services & the national anthem.” He was booed then called a Cowboys fan”

“After being called a cowboys fan after shouting @ POTUS, protestor shouted “let’s hear it for the Eagles!”

How bad is April Ryan’s reporting? Her CNN colleague has to correct her.

UPDATE: Video clip of April Ryan cutting off a colleague at Tuesday’s briefing to argue with Sarah Sanders.

https://twitter.com/nicolenavega/status/1004079989170561026

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