The Washington Post, a news outlet which is widely known for its sneaky corrections, has been appropriately called out by Donald Trump Jr. in a tweet responding to a recent article which discussed the popular “Let’s Go Brandon” chant, 100 Percent F*ed Up reported.
This is the greatest correction in the history of journalism!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 24, 2021
Ashley Parker, reporter for the Washington Post, claimed that the popular chant has been spread by none other than Donald Trump himself.
The chant, which went unintentionally viral, comes from a gaffe by sports reporter Kelli Stavast, as she was interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown at the time.
“You can hear the chants from the crowd, ‘Let’s go Brandon!’” she exclaimed.
Not long afterwards, the Trump team did start taking advantage of the meme, selling shirts and other merchandise.
Trump Jr has also gotten in on the fun, speaking at a Georgia rally in September:
“’There’s a couple other chants I’ve been hearing going around,’” Trump Jr. said. “’Have you heard the other one that’s been going around?’” The crowd took the cue and broke into cries of “’F— Joe Biden!’” Parker wrote.
However, in small italics at the bottom of the article, there is a correction:
“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.”