Senior advisor Ivanka Trump slammed the media for its bias and double standard coverage of the violence that targeted supporters of President Trump during this weekend MAGA Million march conservatives calling it “shameful” and “dangerous.”
“The media’s near total silence about the physical violence being perpetrated against conservatives is shameful & dangerous,” Ivanka tweeted Sunday.
“Just image [sic] the outrage and indignation if this went the other way. Violence is never the answer and instigators must be condemned and prosecuted,” Ivanka added.
The media’s near total silence about the physical violence being perpetrated against conservatives is shameful & dangerous.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 15, 2020
Just image the outrage and indignation if this went the other way.
Violence is never the answer and instigators must be condemned and prosecuted.
The tweet comes a day after multiple videos emerged by freelance journalists showing violence erupted once the march in Washington D.C. on Saturday concluded. Those videos that liberal media cites as out of context, including CNN Brian Stelter, showed numerous incidents of Trump supporters being shoving and punched and a man shoving and knocking down one person before being shoved and punched unconscious himself by others.
During the day, the massive gathering that marched from the White House to the Supreme Court remained peaceful with no reports of any type of incidents occurring. Attendees of the ‘Million MAGA March’ gathered to protest the election results on the claims of widespread voter fraud, was stolen from the president.
At one point of the march, President Trump motorcade drove past to wave to the cheering crowd on his way to his golf club in Virginia.
It was only until late afternoon when the counter-protesters showed up the violence erupted until night falls. The thugs provocateurs harassed Trump’s supporters, stealing their MAGA hats and flags to light them on fire. In one video, counter-protesters throwing debris and then setting off fireworks towards the direction of a small group of Trump supporters sitting outside a P.J. Clarke’s restaurant, a few short blocks away from the White House.
Javien Michael Dawson, 26, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and “discharged a commercial-grade firework at several victims at the listed location.”
Many of the videos filmed over 2-5 minutes showed the opposition shoved, punched, and slapped from behind Trump supporters, while some beaten them with sticks and clubs. The counter-protestors threw eggs and other projectiles at those who looking to escape the mayhem.
According to Metro DC Police, more than 20 people were arrested after anti-Trump protesters including Antifa and BLM clashed with the Trump supporters. The Police said at least 10 of those arrested were from the District of Columbia while others came from neighboring Maryland and Virginia. Some of those arrested were from New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, and Georgia, police said, and more suspects were being sought as authorities reviewed surveillance footage.
Two police officers were also injured amid the clashes.
Police said in another statement that four people, all but one confirmed as District residents, were arrested on various charges related to a man being knocked unconscious by one person and then assaulted by the others.
The media refused to report on the violence flaring after dark, instead focused their coverage on the rally-goers including Proud Boys whom they have labeled an extremist group.
In a series of Tweets before midnight ET, President Trump lashed out against “ANTIFA SCUM” and the “Silent Media” of ignoring the Washington clashes, retweeting a tweet from Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) of a “total media blackout” as leftists launched “abhorrent” assaults against Trump supporters.
“ANTIFA SCUM ran for the hills today when they tried attacking the people at the Trump Rally, because those people aggressively fought back,” the president tweeted. “Antifa waited until tonight, when 99% were gone, to attack innocent #MAGA People. DC Police, get going — do your job and don’t hold back!!!”
“Radical Left ANTIFA SCUM was easily rebuffed today by the big D.C. MAGA Rally crowd, only to return at night, after 99% of the crowd had left, to assault elderly people and families,” Trump posted in another tweet. “Police got there, but late. Mayor is not doing her job!”
Ivanka’s brother, Donald Trump Jr, echoed the “media’s silence” on the Saturday-night violence as “deafening.”
The media’s silence on the violence against Trump supporters is deafening. After four years of calling them Nazis, at this point they might as well just dox them all or add the to AOC’s lists for the Gulags.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 15, 2020
They are complicit in the violence. They are the worst of the worst.
“The media’s silence on the violence against Trump supporters is deafening. After four years of calling them Nazis, at this point they might as well just dox them all or add the to AOC’s lists for the Gulags,” Trump Jr. Tweeted. “They are complicit in the violence. They are the worst of the worst.”
At this point the media’s total silence about the ongoing violence against conservatives is way past the point of tacit acceptance & to the point of outright acceptance.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 15, 2020
If a small fraction of what I’ve seen went the other way their outrage & sanctimony would be through the roof