"No Excuse For This Mistake": ABC Apologizes After Chyron Malfunction Declares Manafort A Mass Killer

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During ABCNews' coverage of President Trump's remarks to pool reporters earlier today, it appears the chyron operator had a sudden Trump Derangement Syndrome breakdown as they wrote the oddly specific banner below...

While many in America may hope that Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort did indeed plead guilty to five charges of manslaughter, he did not (yet).

As Mediaite reports, the mistaken chyron stayed up for a seemingly never-ending seven seconds.

With many having not seen the humor in this mistake, ABC News PR quickly took to Twitter to apologize profusely,

Statement from @ABC News: We regret and apologize for the false lower third graphic that aired during our special report. We are investigating how incorrect information was in our system and how and why it was allowed to air. (1/2)

— ABCNews PR (@ABCNewsPR)
June 20, 2018

(cont.) We apologize to our viewers and to Mr. Manafort. There simply is no excuse for this sort of mistake. (2/2)

— ABCNews PR (@ABCNewsPR)
June 20, 2018

The #Resistance seems well-embedded at ABC News too.

Of course, it could have been worse...

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