Newsweek senior political reporter Kurt Eichenwald is backing away from his report that supporters of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Biden's Supreme Court reform study panel notes 'considerable' risks to court expansion Bennie Thompson not ruling out subpoenaing Trump MORE booed when the president-elect eulogized the astronaut John Glenn at an Iowa rally Thursday night.
I believe I was in error that Trump supporters booed Glenn. This seems to be 2 events at same time: Ppl booing Trump as he mentions Glenn.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 9, 2016
Eichenwald's retraction came three hours after the original message about jeering at the Trump rally.
"Trump supporters booed John Glenn when Trump mentioned his name at today's rally," Eichenwald wrote in the original tweet, which has now been deleted. "A real American hero risked his life for us. He got booed."
The original message was retweeted more than 4,200 times and received 4,300 likes.
Footage of the event shows Trump supporters weren't booing Glenn, but instead heckling protesters at the scene in Des Moines who became disruptive.
Eichenwald has been a staunch critic of Trump since he announced his candidacy in June of 2015.
Glenn, who was the first American to orbit the earth and later became a Democratic senator from Ohio, passed away Thursday at the age of 95.