President Trump lashes out at ABC News for not firing Brian Ross over Michael Flynn report

President Trump tweeted on Saturday that ABC News’ Brian Ross should have been fired, not suspended, for an erroneous report on former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

“Brian Ross, the reporter who made a fraudulent live newscast about me that drove the Stock Market down 350 points – billions of dollars – was suspended for a month but is now back at ABC NEWS in a lower capacity. He is no longer allowed to report on Trump. Should have been fired!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

CNN noted on Dec. 2, “citing a single anonymous source, Ross told viewers during an ABC special report…that Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump, as a candidate for president, told him to contact Russians.”

But in a segment hours later, Ross shared that the source had clarified that Trump had done so as president-elect and not as a candidate.

Following widespread criticism over the correction, ABC News suspended Ross for four weeks without pay.

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ABC NEWS - 7/18/16 - Coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention from the Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio, which airs on all ABC News programs and platforms. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) BRIAN ROSS
20/20 - gallery - 10/1/04 BRIAN ROSS, ELIZABETH VARGAS (ABC/DONNA SVENNEVIK)
THE VIEW - Chief Investigative Correspondent for ABC News visits 'THE VIEW,' 6/13/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) BRIAN ROSS
THE VIEW - Chief Investigative Correspondent for ABC News visits 'THE VIEW,' 6/13/16 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET) airing on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) BRIAN ROSS, RAVEN-SYMONE�
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Coverage of GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 9/20/16, airing on the ABC Television Network. {Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) BRIAN ROSS
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Brian Ross on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 3/21/11. GM11 (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
KATIE - 2/27/13 - ABC News' Chief Investigative Correspondent, Brian Ross appears on KATIE, distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images)BRIAN ROSS
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 26 -- Pictured: (l-r) ABC News Correspondent Brian Ross during an interview with host Jay Leno on June 29, 1992 (Photo by Wendy Perl/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 12: Journalist Brian Ross attends a screening of 'The Baader Meinhof Complex' at Cinema 2 on August 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 4: Journalist Brian Ross attends the 66th Annual Peabody Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria June 4, 2007 in New York City. The Peabody Awards recognize achievements in radio and television. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
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