One of America’s oldest left-leaning news sources made an embarrassing error on Donald Trump‘s big announcement.
On Tuesday, the Republican presidential front-runner told the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he had a “powerful endorsement” coming later in the day. And he didn’t disappoint when Rev. Jerry Falwell Jr. declared his support for Trump.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 26, 2016
In its haste to report the announcement, the New Republic tweeted the news with a picture of Jerry Falwell Senior.
A man who has been dead since 2007.
— New Republic (@NewRepublic) January 26, 2016
Social media users were quick to pick up on the err, and proceeded to mock the paper:
— CoS TJ Mitch Johnson (@TJMitchJohnson) January 26, 2016
— God’s Comic Relief (@Crapplefratz) January 26, 2016
@NewRepublic This man has been dead for a few years. Get your pics straight.
— mpiii (@mpiii1) January 26, 2016
@NewRepublic Wrong guy. Wait…..maybe he has endorsed Trump, in a seance.
— Amazed in Brooklyn (@Brooklynwatch) January 26, 2016
— Chris (@Chris_1791) January 26, 2016
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