Trump demands Fox reporter Jennifer Griffin be fired for confirming Atlantic report, Internet calls her a hero

Social media users couldn't stop praising FOX News reporter Jennifer Griffin after she confirmed the scathing statements made by Trump against American troops

                            Trump demands Fox reporter Jennifer Griffin be fired for confirming Atlantic report, Internet calls her a hero
Donald Trump and Jennifer Griffin (Getty Images/ FOX News)

When The Atlantic Magazine published its bombshell story about President Donald Trump referring to US soldiers killed in combat wars as 'losers' and 'suckers', it did not name the sources from who they received this information. They just simply mentioned that they received the information from "senior administration sources". As the story began spreading at an alarming pace, Trump started raging against everybody -- his former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, the Atlantic magazine, and eventually went on to lash out against Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin too.

After The Atlantic broke the news, several media outlets like Fox News and Washington Post confirmed the report, while AP confirmed parts of the report. In a series of tweets, Fox News security correspondent, Jennifer Griffin, posted tweets confirming the Atlantic report. The security correspondent tweeted, "Two former sr Trump admin officials confirm [email protected] reporting that President Trump disparaged veterans and did not want to drive to honor American war dead at Aisne-Marne Cemetery outside Paris."



In another tweet she posted, "Regarding Trump's July 4th military parade, during a planning session at the White House after seeing the Bastille Day parade in 2017, the President said regarding the inclusion of 'wounded guys' 'that's not a good look' 'Americans don't like that,' a source confirms."



After watching Griffin confirm the reports, Trump was seething with anger and began demanding that Griffin be fired from FOX News. Melania Trump too backed her husband, and squashed the Atlantic report. She said, "TheAtlantic story is not true. It has become a very dangerous time when anonymous sources are believed above all else, & no one knows their motivation. This is not journalism - It is activism. And it is a disservice to the people of our great nation." Trump tweeted, "Jennifer Griffin of Fox News Did Not Confirm ‘Most Salacious‘ Part of Atlantic Story… via @BreitbartNews All refuted by many witnesses. Jennifer Griffin should be fired for this kind of reporting. Never even called us for comment. @FoxNews is gone!"


While the Trumps are unhappy with Griffin, the internet can't stop praising her. A user tweeted, "Jennifer Griffin is a solid national security reporter with deep, reputable sources. She's earned her credibility & isn't afraid to report the truth. @FoxNews is lucky to have her & their willingness to allow her to speak truth to power speaks volumes. YOU LOSE!"


Another user wrote, "'I don’t know of a single reporter at Fox who I have more confidence in her reporting than I do of Jennifer Griffin, and Molly, you use anonymous sources, when you are defending the president.'”


"Jennifer Griffin is now an American hero. With the world watching!" expressed a user.


"I can't believe I'm retweeting Fox News. Jennifer Griffin is an American hero and probably not long for that network. But hey, integrity and truth will get her a job at any real news outlet," shared a user.


"Fox News National Correspondent Jacqui Heinrich is reporting the Jennifer Griffin confirmation of The Atlantic story on #Trump disparaging our military heroes. Well done, @JacquiHeinrichand @JenGriffinFNC. This takes courage and integrity," said a user.


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