For the mainstream media, recent claims that President Trump’s sons Donald Jr. and Eric “skipped out” on a bar tab during their visit to Ireland are proving to be utterly false, causing further embarrassment for an already mistrusted press.
Now, publications including The Daily Beast and The New York Times are drawing mounting scrutiny after employees have pushed the now-debunked claims of unpaid pub bills.
In response, at least one pub took to social media to set the record straight, noting, “we don’t appreciate being misquoted.”
An item in our Cheat Sheet, quoting a local Irish paper, said that Eric and Donald Jr. Trump had not paid their bill at a local pub. In fact, a nearby Trump golf club did later reimburse the bar. The item has been updated, and we regret the error
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 8, 2019
Social media commenters and conservative pundits reacted in outrage to the latest anti-Trump hit-piece, with many demanding an apology.
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) June 8, 2019
We called the Igoe Inn in Doonbeg, Co. Clare and checked and, yes, apparently, the Trumps paid their bar tab https://t.co/wQK1rXiA7k
— entertainment.ie (@entertainmentIE) June 8, 2019
I’ll wait …
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) June 8, 2019
Never to late to count your losses and learn to code
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) June 8, 2019
And apologize. Immediately and publicly.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) June 8, 2019