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.
(cont.) We apologize to our viewers and to Mr. Manafort. There simply is no excuse for this sort of mistake. (2/2)
— ABCNews PR (@ABCNewsPR) June 20, 2018
Trump tweeted later in the afternoon about “Fake ABC News.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2018
Manafort, 69, is currently in jail awaiting a trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges relating to the Robert Mueller probe.