OOPS! ABC News Apologizes For Chyron Saying Manafort Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

The graphic appeared on screen while ABC News was airing footage of President Donald Trump talking about his immigration policy.

Ummm, this is a thing that happened today.

While ABC News was broadcasting President Donald Trump making remarks during a meeting with Republican lawmakers, someone at the network decided to air an eye-popping graphic. For a few seconds, the chyron revealed that former Trump campaign chief and current prison inmate Paul Manafort had just pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Don’t believe us? Check it out for yourself:

So, as you probably deduced, Manafort is not copping to five charges of manslaughter. Shortly after the graphic aired and began making the rounds on social media, ANC News official Twitter account released the following statement:

UPDATE: And it didn’t take long for you-know-who to weigh in on the botch…

Watch the clip above, via ABC News.


Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.