Wednesday night, Washington Post National Political Correspondent Phillip Rucker tweeted an implication that Donald Trump had said immigrants were poison:

One problem: although Trump was indeed speaking about immigration, his comment was directed at heroin coming into the United States.

Roughly ninety minutes later, Rucker corrected himself, tweeting:

There was blowback:

To be fair, the reporter writes for The Washington Post. That tells you all you need to know.