Seattle TV editor fired after Trump video appears altered


SEATTLE | A TV station in Seattle has fired an editor after broadcasting video footage of President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address on immigration that would appear to be altered.

President Donald Trump speaks from the Oval Office of the White House as he gives a prime-time address about border security Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Washington. (Carlos Barria/Pool Photo via AP)

FOX affiliate Q13 broadcasted video from the Tuesday night speech that showed a more orange-toned Trump with his tongue hanging out sheepishly from his mouth after making a statement, according to The Seattle Times.

The video’s filtered colors look more saturated and the tongue seems to be doctored.

Q13 news director Erica Hill said: “This does not meet our editorial standards and we regret if it is seen as portraying the president in a negative light.”

Hill also confirmed on Thursday that the station looked into the incident and fired the editor involved.

Trump in his televised address had urged for border wall funding amid the federal government shutdown that’s lasted nearly three weeks.