Quantcast

PARK POLICE: Media, Dems Lying About Trump’s ‘Photo-Op,’ ‘Tear-Gassing’

Once again another false narrative amplified by the media is debunked…

Trump Projects Authority as Left Loses Minds over Church Photo-Op
President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House/AP Photo

(Claire Russel, Liberty Headlines) After President Trump’s Monday night address, Democrats and the mainstream media quickly condemned the president after reports surfaced that Park Police had used tear gas on “peaceful” protesters to clear the area.

Officials, however, clarified that no tear gas was used, and that protesters deliberately antagonized law enforcement.

“As many of the protesters became more combative, continued to throw projectiles, and attempted to grab officers’ weapons, officers then employed the use of smoke canisters and pepper balls when protesters did scatter from the area,” U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory Monahan said in a statement.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Monahan said officers pushed the line away from the White House, but they did not know the president planned to visit St. John’s Episcopal Church across the street.

He said the smoke canisters deployed by officers did not have an “uncomfortable irritant” in them as some reporters have claimed.

Democrats who ran with the lie — typical of false narratives advanced by Antifa-associated individuals and groups — didn’t bother to fact check it first.

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Trump of using “the American military to shoot peaceful protesters with rubber bullets & tear gas them. For a photo op.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Similarly, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and presidential candidate Joe Biden accused the president of intentionally harming innocent civilians.

And the media ran several false headlines:

“Park Police Tear Gas Peaceful Protesters To Clear Way For Trump Church Photo-Op,” NPR stated.

“Protesters Dispersed With Tear Gas So Trump Could Pose at Church,” said the New York Times.

Despite corrections from Park Police and Justice Department officials, not a single Democratic politician or media outlet has retracted the claims.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, defended the president and reminded Americans that the real problem was the terrorists who “firebombed” historic St. John’s church.

“I am glad the president, yesterday, led by going to St. John’s Church,” Cruz said. “It was important for him to be there, and to say ‘We will not be cowed by terrorists.”

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

Pro-Life & Pro-Abortion Groups See No Middle Ground in Supreme Court’s Next Ruling

(Headline USA) Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there's no middle ground in Wednesday's showdown over abortion. The justices can either reaffirm the right...

Anthony Fauci: Ted Cruz Criticized ‘Science’ by Calling for My Prosecution

(Headline USA) Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious diseases expert, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz for saying that Fauci should be investigated for several...

WHO Warns Against Travel Bans on African Nations

(Headline USA) The World Health Organization on Sunday urged countries around the world not to impose flight bans on southern African nations due to...

China-Compromised WHO Admits It Skipped ‘Xi Variant’ to Avoid Offense

(Headline USA) The name of a newly identified variant of the coronavirus has had some social media users scratching their heads about the World...

No Mask, No Problem? Biden Caught Maskless While Shopping

(Headline USA) President Joe Biden sparked headlines again this weekend after appearing in public without a mask, despite his aggressive COVID-19 masking policies. Biden was...

Feds Catch Stowaway Hiding In Landing Gear On Flight From Guatemala To Florida

(Associated Press) Federal authorities have taken into custody a 26-year-old man who apparently stowed away in the landing gear compartment of an American Airlines...

Retired Police Officer Killed During San Francisco Crime Spree

(Associated Press) A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a...

ISIS Rape Survivor’s School Speech Cancelled Over Fears it Will Spark ‘Islamophobia’

(Headline USA) A Nobel-prize winning ISIS survivor has been censored by a Canadian school over fears that her story will "foster Islamophobia." The Telegraph reported...

Lauren Boebert Apologizes for Joking About Ilhan Omar Being a Suicide Bomber

(Headline USA) Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take "appropriate action" against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for...
- Advertisement -