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Unprecedented disrespect: NBC censors Trump tweet on London incident that mentions ‘terror attack’

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In what may be an unprecedented act of disrespect, NBC Nightly News all but censored President Donald Trump in the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s terrorist attack in London.

…treating  the commander-in-chief as little more than an “unconfirmed” source.

NBC News was providing a running update on the attack on its Twitter feed, but took the extraordinary step of discounting a retweet by Trump.

The tweet in question was from Drudge Report and stated: “Fears of new terror attack after van ‘mows down 20 people’ on London Bridge…”

https://twitter.com/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/871126902467051520

Shortly after the NBC News tweet besmirching Trump, The Associate Press reported:

As facts would bear out, there were an estimated 100 people on the bridge when three men drove a van into the crowd before leaping out and stabbing a number of others in nearby bars and restaurants — in all, seven people died and 48 were injured, according to CNN.

So why the censorship, other than the tweet mentioning the phrase “terror attack?”

A second tweet by the president just before the NBC reaction featured a renewed call for a proposed travel ban from the seven Muslim-majority countries that have few, if any control over who is traveling. NBC did make reference to this tweet.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/871143765473406976

Social media users did not appreciate the network’s disrespect for Trump, with one user reminding them that Brian Williams is still employed there!

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dmartosko/status/871181130363482112

https://twitter.com/asamjulian/status/871373128630501376

https://twitter.com/StarChamberMaid/status/871149189371002880

Tom Tillison

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