Washington DC was the site of yet another massive political rally over the weekend, this time featuring tens of thousands of supporters of President Trump, who took to the streets to pledge their support for the Commander in Chief.
The demonstrations were largely focused around the election, with many in the crowd expressing their supporter for the “#StopTheSteal” movement, believing that Donald Trump was unduly robbed of an electoral victory.
And, as have so many political gatherings have already this year, the event turned violent after dark, with a number of counter-protesters attacking the Trump supporters in the streets. The mainstream media offered very little coverage of the melees, however, prompting several prominent social media users to lash out in anger.
“I want to hear Joe Biden and Kamala Harris condemn Antifa/BLM criminals who assaulted and harassed peaceful demonstrators in DC today, including elderly and families,” political strategist Doug Stafford wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “Of course they won’t. And ‘media’ won’t make them.”
“Watching video of people being assaulted and mobbed by BLM/Antifa in DC tonight brings back awful memories. Want an example of media bias? When Rand Paul and I spoke out about our mob assault, the AP reported our claim was ‘without evidence’ despite 10 minutes of video,” Paul’s wife Kelley Ashby Paul wrote on Twitter.
And that’s not all…
Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., said the “media blackout” was “terrible” and “telling.”
“The President’s supporters have a right to peacefully rally supporting POTUS just like his opponents have that same right,” Zeldin wrote on Twitter. “The physical assaults today by violent leftists targeting his supporters is abhorrent. The near total media blackout of the violence is terrible… [and] telling.”
Political violence has been a way of life in America in 2020, and those who complained about the lack of coverage concerning the weekend’s brouhaha have been making similar complaints for months on end.
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