On Tuesday, Newsweek was slammed for a tweet that has been called “grossly misleading” regarding First Lady Melania Trump.
According to a CNN report, the First Lady ordered the removal of the historic Jackson Magnolia, a tree that’s been on the White House grounds since the 1800s, after it was determined by tree experts that the “overall architecture and structure of the tree is greatly compromised and the tree is completely dependent on the artificial support” and was also considered a safety hazard. Trump had also requested that the wood from the tree be preserved.
However, Newsweek‘s tweet about it suggests that Trump was removing the historic tree from the White House… just because.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) December 26, 2017
Many on Twitter condemned Newsweek‘s “bad tweet,” including White House official Dan Scavino:
Another BS Newsweek tweet. Your story reflects the truth, that this decision was made after consulting with experts. With 280 characters there’s no excuse for this…. https://t.co/F60Dhf64yj
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) December 26, 2017
SPOILER ALERT: The tree is dangerous and falling down. Melania is not trying to wreck history. https://t.co/DpfPioIWf5
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) December 26, 2017
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) December 26, 2017
Another Newsweek headline doing nothing for the credibility of the news industry as a whole. This headline is grossly misleading… https://t.co/73m7vWaj8Y
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) December 26, 2017
This is a bad tweet.
The tree is badly decayed and in danger of collapsing. Even the @NatArboretum advised Melania to have it removed.
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) December 26, 2017
Every effort has been made to save the structurally compromised tree that poses a safety risk, but sure, run with the ‘Melania Trump: Historical Tree Hacker’ tweet. Pathetic, @Newsweek https://t.co/7TJv0Pze7d
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) December 27, 2017
Experts said the tree was dead and dangerous and recommended it come down but by all means keep being click whore trash Newsweek. https://t.co/CgWrihAO55
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) December 26, 2017
Another embarrassment from Salon With Less Traffic https://t.co/WS6H7aa3t4
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) December 27, 2017
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