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Trump Rips Deceptive ABC Over Showing Syrian War Zone Footage That Was From Kentucky Gun Range

President Donald Trump called ABC “very deceptive” in response to a reporters question on Wednesday, noting the network took down a video it claimed was from the Syrian border but was actually from a Kentucky gun range.

ABC reporter Jon Karl asked Trump at a press conference at the White House: “You dont have any regret for giving [Turkish President] Erdogan the green light to invade?”

“I didnt give him a green light. … When you make a statement like that, its so deceptive. Just the opposite of a green light.”

Trump defended withdrawing American troops from Syria before slamming ABC for its major error.

“When you ask a question like that, thats very deceptive, Jon. Its almost as deceptive as you showing all of the bombings taking place in Syria and it turned out that the bombing that you showed on television took place in Kentucky. Im not even sure that ABC apologized for that, but certainly it was a terrible thing.”

“It was in Kentucky, it wasnt in Syria. But I think ABC owes an apology,” Trump added.

Karl did not respond to Trump about his networks error. Karl has not shared information about the error on his Twitter feed.

A big scandal at @ABC News. They got caught using really gruesome FAKE footage of the Turks bombing in Syria. A real disgrace. Tomorrow they will ask softball questions to Sleepy Joe Bidens son, Hunter, like why did Ukraine & China pay you millions when you knew nothing? Payoff?

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2019

Trump previously criticized the network on Monday, saying on Twitter: “A big scandal at @ABC News. They got caught using really gruesome FAKE footage of the Turks bombing in Syria. A real disgrace.”

ABC issued a correction and took down the video on Monday after falsely claiming it was footage of the armed conflict in Syria. It did not apologize.

“Weve taken down the video that aired on World News Tonight Sunday and Good Morning America this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border, immediately after questions were raised about its accurRead More – Source