NBC host Chuck Todd openly stated that he would not reproduce the words that U.S. President Donald Trump spoke during a campaign rally in Minnesota Oct. 10.
The presenter was supposed to report on the rally, but said he would not allow the audience to hear the president’s words about Joe Biden and his son Hunter because, according to him, the president had “crossed a line.”
“The president held a campaign rally last night and attacked Hunter Biden. We can’t, in good conscience, show it to you,” Todd told the American public.
The presenter’s statements generated reactions on social networks.
“Yes, of course, censorship is always a great journalism. People cannot be trusted to think for themselves, of course you must determine what news they get. Maybe you can also start burning books that you don’t think people should read,” commented one person on Twitter.
“Censorship in service of the Democratic Party,” wrote another user.
The accusations against Biden referred to by the presenter consisted of President Trump explaining to the audience how Joe Biden and his son Hunter traveled on Air Force Two to China in 2013 and shortly thereafter Hunter Biden received $1.5 billion from China.
Go ahead, keep protecting the Bidens and censoring the movement to #DrainTheSwamp.
We'll keep speaking directly to the people!
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) October 12, 2019
“He goes into a meeting and walks out with $1.5 billion,” the president said, adding, “these are the same Chinese negotiators I’m dealing with.”
Trump also referred to the exorbitant salary Hunter Biden received from a Ukrainian energy company that hired him at about the same time his father was chosen by then-President Barack Obama to lead U.S.-Ukrainian relations.
“You know nothing about energy, you know nothing about Ukraine, you know nothing about China, you know nothing about anything. Why did you get $1.5 billion, Hunter?” asked President Trump rhetorically.
The Trump War Room shared the video fragment that MSNBC refused to play in a tweet that said:
“Go ahead, keep protecting the Bidens and censoring the movement to ‘Drain the Swamp’. We will keep speaking directly to the people.”