Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) explained how the major media outlets, including The Associated Press (AP), mistakenly reported the violent events suffered by President Trump’s followers last week. He insinuated that the fake news was reported with the sole purpose of damaging the image of the president.

On Nov. 14, the Million Dollar MAGA March took place—a massive demonstration in Washington D.C.—supporting President Trump in his fight against fraud in the Nov. 3 presidential election.

After the mobilization, President Trump’s supporters were violently attacked by the Marxist groups Black Lives Matter (BLM) and antifa.

However, even though many of the events were recorded on film, which went viral on social networks, most major media outlets, including news agencies, reported a biased coverage of the violent episodes to whitewash BLM and antifa.

“That has been so misreported. And, see, even AP and, see, so-called objective sources of news misreported that,” Paul said during an interview on Fox News.

“The AP reported this story yesterday,” after reading it I had no idea who’s attacking who and for what reason,” Paul added in a conversation with host Neil Cavuto on Tuesday.

He described how the AP report did not make it clear “that these were people attacking Trump people there, supporting the president. They just made it sound like, ‘Oh, it’s just random violence caused by the Trump rally.’”

After the incidents, police arrested more than 20 people. One person was stabbed, and police are looking for the perpetrator.

“Everybody arrested were the people attacking Trump supporters!” Paul exclaimed.

“These were the anti-Trump people creating the violence entirely, and yet you read AP, and it doesn’t even describe who these people are! They say, ‘The Trump demonstration has led to violence,'” he said.

Rand stated that this is not the first AP biased coverage and recalled that he suffered the same misrepresentation of facts by the U.S. news agency.

In August of this year, Paul and his wife, Kelley Paul, faced harassment from members of the BLM group after leaving the White House on the last night of the Republican convention.

“Did you know when the mob attacked us, and they nearly toppled a policeman, and I helped to stabilize him? The AP reported that ‘Oh, the policeman was jostled.’ That’s not the truth! Whatever happened to The Associated Press, which is supposed to be an objective beacon of truth?'” he said.

Kelley Paul also reacted on Saturday to what was happening in the nation’s capital and shared her own experience. “Watching video of people being assaulted and mobbed by BLM/antifa in DC tonight brings back awful memories,” she wrote. “Want an example of media bias? When Rand Paul and I spoke out about our mob assault, the AP reported our claim was ‘without evidence’ despite 10 minutes of video,” she explained.

Kelley Paul told Cavuto that what inspired her Saturday tweet incriminating the AP was watching a video of a little girl crying while being yelled at by “grown men with megaphones.” She also pointed out the “commercial-grade firecracker” that was thrown at diners in a restaurant.

“What is it going to take for the mainstream media to really report on this?” she asked herself. “Is somebody going to have to get horribly burned or assaulted? It’s just outrageous,” lamented Kelley Paul.

“And I don’t know if things will calm down or not. I want them to. I think, to my colleagues in the Senate, I say, yes, let’s calm down, and let’s actually talk,” said Rand Paul.

Rand Paul highlighted the difference in the manners of the Democratic and Republican leadership.

“When President Obama was president, I was civil … I went to the White House,” Paul continued.

“When President Trump became president, most of the Democrats would not go to the White House,” he said, adding, “They hated him so much that I think many of them incited the violence. And if you look at the preponderance of violence, it’s been anti-Trump.”

“You have got grandma out there waving a flag, and you have got thugs hitting grandma in the face with a two-by-four,” he described.

In closing, Rand Paul noted, “This is the left committing violence to peaceful people in the streets. And they need to be arrested.”

Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden remains silent about the attacks by the BLM and antifa.


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