Accuracy in Media

ABC News issued an apology on Wednesday after airing a graphic that incorrectly stated former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to five counts of manslaughter.

During a live ABC News special report on President Trump discussing plans to sign an executive order regarding the separation of families at the border with his cabinet, ABC flashed an on-screen graphic that said, “Manafort pleads guilty to 5 charges of manslaughter.”

ABC apologized for the mistake on Twitter saying that they were investigating how this was allowed to happen.

Trump tweeted later in the afternoon about “Fake ABC News.”

Manafort, 69, is currently in jail awaiting a trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges relating to the Robert Mueller probe.

 




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