The president added another account of the mainstream media's "fake news" campaign created to tear down his presidency and did not hesitate to put the Washington Post reporter on the spot for disseminating false information about his "Make America Great Again" event.
Instead of making an excuse for the mistake, Weigel simply owned up to and apologized for it. Weigel said he deleted his initial tweet after David Martosko, the US political editor for the Daily Mail UK, pointed out the mistake.
Weigel responded quickly with an apology, the claim that he had already deleted tweet, and the excuse that he "was confused by the image of you walking in the bottom right corner" - which only proves that Weigel knew the photo was not taken during the rally.
So when is Trump going to acknowledge his crowd size lie?
"Take a moment and follow @daveweigel, a great reporter and a fantastic guide to this political age", David Fahrenthold said on Twitter.
The photo that was shared was taken before all the rallygoers or the President had arrived.
Trump claimed in his tweet that the stories have been incorrect on objective. Weigel "put out a phony photo of an empty arena hours before I arrived @ the venue, w/ thousands of people outside, on their way in", Trump wrote.
U.S. President Donald Trump has rarely been shy to voice his disapproval of the Washington Post, a newspaper he has repeatedly denounced as being a "fake news" organization.
"For the President to call for a reporter to be fired infringes on the First Amendment, even if the journalist's private employer has the wisdom to ignore the advice from the Oval Office".
What Dave did was sloppy, to be sure, but it's the kind of thing that can easily happen with a still picture.
Weigel apologised after another reporter told him that he had gotten it wrong.
Weigel then wrote off his deceptive post as merely being a "bad tweet".
Yesterday, President Donald Trump called for a Washington Post journalist to be fired Saturday over an erroneous tweet about his crowd size. I deleted it after like 20 minutes. "Very fair to call me out", Weigel later tweeted.
"Weigel was also attacked by the president's fans on Twitter, with users such as "@brinjak" posting "The fake news media is truly disgusting.
Another leftist anti-Trump publication to the north, the New York Times, tried to turn the tables on Trump over the Pensacola incident, insisting that it was another swipe by the president to "discredit" the mainstream media.
Trump accused the reporter of publishing "FAKE NEWS" and demanded an apology.
ABC News initially issued a "clarification" of the story, later apologizing and suspending Ross for four weeks. The story mistakenly claimed that Donald Trump Jr. had been tipped off about the release of hacked DNC emails by WikiLeaks before they were made public. "You should have been apologizing for the last two years", Trump said to laughter and cheers at a rally in Florida.
He continued: "CNN'S slogan is CNN, THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN NEWS". "Everyone knows this is not true, that this could, in fact, be a fraud on the American Public".
The reporter's latest misadventure drew the full wrath of the president, who has been notably touchy about crowd sizes at his events ever since the inauguration.