President Donald Trump weighed in on the media’s manufactured crisis regarding the Covington Catholic High School students and Native American Nathan Phillips.
“Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false – smeared by media,” Trump tweeted. Not good, but making big comeback! ‘New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American.'”
The president was referencing a segment that Fox News host Tucker Carlson ran on his Monday night broadcast where Carlson showed what happened to the high school boys that the media failed to show.
Carlson also called out specific individuals and organizations for things they said about the boys and he called out Twitter for allegedly not taking any action against those who called for violence against the boys.
The media rushed to smear the boys and many issued apologies after the ensuing outrage on social media.
“Hey guys. Seeing all the additional videos now, and I 100% regret reacting too quickly to the Covington story,” CNN’s S.E. Cupp tweeted. “I wish I’d had the fuller picture before weighing in, and I’m truly sorry.”
“My friend @robbysoave is one of the best journalists I know,” ABC’s Meghan McCain tweeted. “I, like many others may have reacted too quickly. Apologize for being part of a media pile on. Please read his piece.”