Newsweek Writer Kurt Eichenwald Falsely Reports That Trump Supporters Booed John Glenn

Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald came under fire Thursday after sending a tweet that incorrectly reported that Iowa supporters of president-elect Donald Trump booed astronaut and former senator John Glenn when informed of his recent passing.

Eichenwald’s initial tweet (which has since been deleted) racked up thousands of retweets and likes in a short time.


When asked why they might have booed, he speculated that it was because Glenn was a Democrat.

But notice the interesting tidbit, that Trump said “maybe they’ll come around.” According to other reports on the ground, Trump said this while his supporters were booing protesters.

Sure enough, Eichenwald admitted that he had gotten the story wrong (although his admission didn’t receive nearly as much attention as the initial tweet).

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