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Over the weekend, a St. Louis couple living in an upscale neighborhood was terrorized by a Black Lives Matter mob that destroyed a metal gate and invaded their private community, all so they could target the mayor with calls for her resignation. When reporting on the incident Monday night, ABC and NBC intentionally hid those facts as they insisted the mob was just made up of “peaceful protesters,” and demonized the couple for protecting their home and lives with guns.
Kicking off the segment on NBC Nightly News, anchor Lester Holt decried President Trump’s retweeting of the video showing the couple. “This evening, a new firestorm involving President Trump after he retweeted an inflammatory video made during a protest in St. Louis,” Holt sneered.
Moments later, NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker claimed, without evidence, that Trump was trying to stoke “racial” “tensions” with the video:
Tonight, as protests for racial justice persist, the President is again stoking tensions on Twitter, sharing a video today of a white couple in an upscale St. Louis neighborhood pointing firearms and shouting at peaceful protesters.
Over on ABC’s World News Tonight, chief White House correspondent Jon Karl also insisted Trump’s retweet was a way to “rally his base with racially incendiary rhetoric.” And absent of any context, Karl reported that the video was of “a white couple in St. Louis pointing guns at black protesters walking by on a street in front of their home.”