- Media Completely Misrepresents Trump Tweets About Minneapolis Rioting
by James Murphy, https://www.thenewamerican.com/
In their flailing efforts to blame President Donald Trump for the actions of a lone police officer in Minneapolis, the mainstream media is once again twisting the president’s words to make it appear as if he made a racist statement, when in fact, the opposite is true.
Late Thursday night, the president tweeted a message to those who would burn buildings and loot defenseless stores in the wake of the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The tweet was obviously meant as a warning to people who would destroy a major American city, but the anti-Trump mainstream media and Twitter itself saw it as another opportunity to portray the president as a racist, despite all evidence to the contrary.
“I can’t stand back and watch this happen to a great American city, Minneapolis,” Trump’s tweet began. After criticizing the city’s mayor Jacob Frey and threatening National Guard action, came the offending portion of the tweet.
“…These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” the tweet read.
Twitter flagged the tweet with a warning claiming that it ran afoul of the company’s policy about glorifying violence. “This Tweet violated the Twitter rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.”