Washington Post caught fabricating fake news story with Donald Trump Jr., Let’s Go Brandon

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In a bizarre story about the son of former U.S. President Donald Trump Jr., the Washington Post fabricated a false narrative about Donald Trump, Jr.’s speech that took place in Georgia on September 22nd.

The progressive-leaning news site claimed Trump, Jr. shouted “Let’s Go Brandon” at that event, more than a week before the October 2nd when NASCAR racer Brandon Brown won his race at Talladega.

“The former president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., has repeatedly promoted the meme, and the original chant [f-ck Joe Biden] on his social media feeds,” the Washington Post reported. “At a speech in Georgia, he took the stage after the crowd had been chanting “USA! USA!” and roared, “There’s a couple of other chants I’ve been hearing going around. Have you heard the other one that’s been going around?”

WaPo then reported the crowd burst into a “Let’s go Brandon!” chant.

The problem is, that never happened.

“I demand a retraction and a correction,” the younger Trump demanded.

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The Washington Post eventually corrected its original false story. Ten days after that speech in Georgia, NBC reporter Kelli Stavast interviewed Brandon Brown as the crowd behind them chanted, “F-ck Joe Biden”.

Stavast said they were chanting “Let’s go, Brandon!”


The Washington Post in its correction admitted an editor attempted to sensationalize the reporter’s initial story by adding “Let’s Go Brandon” into the story after it was filed by the reporter.

“Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly said a crowd broke into a “Let’s go Brandon” chant during a Donald Trump Jr. speech in Georgia. The crowd broke into a “F– Joe Biden!” chant at that speech in September. The error, which was inserted by an editor, has been corrected.”