The war between left-leaning Twitter and President Donald Trump has escalated in recent days, because the giant social media platform began a minimum of partially censoring a number of Trump’s tweets with “fact-check” labels.
On Friday morning, one among the president’s tweets — which was aimed toward the violent looters in Minneapolis — was flagged for “glorifying violence.” The tweet was actually “hidden” on his Twitter feed as a result but remains accessible to the general public behind a warning label.
Part of the difficulty that Trump’s critics, and presumably Twitter, had together with his tweet is that he labeled the violent, savage rioters in Minneapolis as “thugs.” Here’s exactly what he posted on Twitter before it had been taken down:
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and that 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 that we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”
He also wrote, “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to an excellent American City, Minneapolis. a complete lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and convey the town in check , or i will be able to send the National Guard & get the work done right.”
Twitter’s explanation for censoring the president’s tweet is as follows: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it’s going to be within the public’s interest for the Tweet to stay accessible.”
But why is that the president taking heat, in part, for calling the Minneapolis rioters — who have burned down or destroyed nearly 200 buildings and businesses in their city — “thugs” while others seem to possess gotten away with it and faced virtually zero opposition?
One of those examples comes from the Democratic party’s savior and idol, former President Barack Obama.
In 2015, on the heels of a dangerous, destructive and violent riot within the Democrat-run city of Baltimore, MD, Obama gave a press release within the aftermath of the carnage during which he very clearly mentioned the rioters as “criminals and thugs.”
Don’t believe me? Watch the video below, which was taken in 2015, courtesy of Bloomberg. (He makes the “thug” reference at about the 3:29 mark within the video)
Isn’t it strange how it’s perfectly ok for Obama to form such statements except for some reason when someone from the opposite side of the political aisle says it, they’re automatically flagged as “racists” or “bigots.”