BBC apologises after tweeting that Donald Trump sustained gunshot wound

President Trump [Photo credit: Instagram - @realdonaldtrump]

The BBC on Saturday apologised after erroneously tweeting that U.S. President Donald Trump had sustained an injury from a gunshot.

The station blamed the blunder on an unauthorised access of its system by unknown hackers.

“Apologies to anyone who saw an unusual Tweet from our account this morning,” the BBC said after taking down the misleading post. “We do appear to have been hacked and we are looking into how.”

Someone with access to the broadcaster’s Twitter account had posted shortly before 11:00 a.m. Saturday that Mr. Trump had sustained an injury to his arm after being shot.

“Breaking News: President Trump is injured in arm by gunfire,” the tweet said.

Mr. Trump assumed office on Friday as the 45th President of the United States.

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  • El Patron

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  • Watch man

    This is a sting operation by BBC. It clearly shows their wish against Trump.

    • princegab

      Don’t forget that trump can use Putin to do it.

    • thusspokez

      It clearly shows their wish against Trump.

      Even after the BBC’s explanation?

  • zygote

    That would have been a good news anyway. No need for apologies!

  • Impulse400

    This looks like the hand work signature of Vladmir Putin to create disaffection in UK/US relationss and gradually isolate USA from her allies.

    Putin has seen that Donald Trump possess the same mental illness that emperor Nero of Rome had, almost two thousand years ago. He just needs to isolate the USA and let the over grown, spoilt child of a president burn his country to ashes for his personal entertainment. There will be no country available to help when that time comes.

  • Joe chucks

    I trust president Trump, he is coming after you idiotic and devilish reporters who want
    him dead by all cost.

  • This is familiar, people finding themselves in difficult situations and blaming it on hacking. I hope Russia or Putin won’t come up next as a follow-up to this.