Sarah Sanders To CNN Producer: ‘Congratulations! Once Again You Are Wrong’

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called out a CNN producer for fake news about the G7 Summit on Saturday.

The saga started when Dan Scavino, an assistant to the president, tweeted out a behind-the-scenes photo of “negotiations” at the annual summit.

CNN producer Greg Hughes, apparently unhappy that the photo showed a number of world leaders gathering around President Trump, insisted that the photo was just “clever visual messaging” and claimed without evidence that the event was a “group signing.”

“Pretty clever visual messaging here from the White House — taking some kind of group signing event and framing it instead to show President Trump seemingly holding court,” Hughes tweeted.

Sanders hit back hard at Hughes, tweeting, “Congratulations! Once again you are wrong.”

“There was no ‘some kind of group signing’ taking place,” she wrote. “It was all negotiations. We were there. You were not.”

Sanders finished by asking if the CNN producer would retract his “‘clever’ and completely inaccurate tweet.”

UPDATE (Sunday, June 10, 10:00 AM ET):

Hughes deleted his tweet and apologized on Saturday evening.

“Earlier today, I tweeted a photo of leaders at the G-7 and mistakenly referred to it as a signing event,” Hughes wrote in his apology tweet. “The White House says the images were taken during negotiations between the leaders. I was incorrect, have removed the previous tweet, and apologize.”

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