American Associated Press news agency, which previously reported that Petro Poroshenko met with Donald Trump "for a brief photo opportunity", changed the text and title of the news. News with a critical assessment was edited a few hours after the publication, reports European Truth.
Right after the talks of the presidents, the agency published a news article titled as: "Trump meets Poroshenko for brief "drop-in" visit". The majority of US political agencies republished the article.
"U.S. President Donald Trump met with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in what White House officials called a "drop-in" visit to the Oval Office. President Petro Poroshenko stopped by Tuesday for a brief photo opportunity with Trump following meetings with Vice President Mike Pence and the national security team," the first variant of the article continued.
However, after a while, the title and text of the news were changed. The updated version was published under the headline "Trump meets Ukrainian leader amid Russia investigation."
"The meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was originally described by the White House as a brief “drop-in.” But the two presidents posed for photographs in the Oval Office and made brief remarks following Poroshenko’s more extensive meetings with Vice President Mike Pence and the administration’s top national security advisers," the edited text goes on.
The Associated Press first variant of the article about thew "meeting for a photo" was published by a number of national and regional American media, but they all updated the text of the news after the agency.
Earlier it was reported that international media focuses on differences in tone of Poroshenko's meeting with Trump. Reactions to Wednesday's brief meeting between Poroshenko and Trump.