The Democratic Party’s Super PAC, a/k/a national news media, are once again displaying their willingness to lie during their coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. For example, on Friday night, reporters from NBC News and CBS News reported that Republican Party’s presidential frontrunner was forced to leave the stage during a huge rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, after he was persistently harassed and interrupted by protesters from the racist members of Black Lives Matter.
According to people who actually attended the Trump campaign appearance, these reporters were being deceitful and their coverage was filled with bald-faced lies. The videotape of the real-estate magnate’s appearance confirms that his speech ended when he wished it to end. Not only did Trump end his speech to a rousing applause he walked among the crowd of supporters for several minutes turning on his charismatic charm.
As far as Black Lives Matter, there were about 25 protesters claiming to be part of BLM who were dispersed throughout the rally. When they attempted to shutdown Trump’s rally almost a dozen times during his 50-minute speech, they were removed by The Donald’s personal security agents
The auditorium was filled to capacity with a crowd totaling upwards of 7,000 who attended the Trump event in Raleigh’s Dorton Arena. While the BLM protesters were few in number inside the arena, there were about a hundred or so protesters picketing and shouting on the street outside of the rally.
The local news outlet, WRAL-TV, reported that several protesters attempted to block the arena’s entrances in order to intimidate Trump supporters, but those Republicans were not deterred from attending the Trump speech.
One false news report was made by NBC reporter Katy Tur, who is assigned to cover the Trump campaign. Tur posted to on the social media website Twitter: “Now 10. Trump ends speech abruptly and leaves stage.”
Tur’s report was immediately picked up by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, an admitted progressive talk host who masquerades as a newswoman, according to critics.
Another mendacious report was by CBS News’ Sopan Deb which she headlined, “Black Lives Matter protesters cut off Donald Trump in North Carolina.”
Her article was allegedly written with an opinion slant to embarrass Trump over his bashing of the devout socialist and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Trump found Sander’s kowtowing to Black Lives Matter protesters who took over the Sanders stage and microphone last summer.
“GOP frontrunner Donald Trump abruptly ended his rally in his first visit to the state after his speech was interrupted at least 10 times by protesters – many of them chanting “Black Lives Matter!” as they were escorted out.”
…”But it was Trump who ended the speech early, which was striking, given his comments at an August press conference about fellow presidential candidate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who himself cut a rally short in Seattle as a result of Black Lives Matter protesters.
“I thought that was disgusting,” Trump said at the time. “That showed such weakness, the way he was taken away by two young women — the microphone. They just took the whole place over.”
“The protesters overshadowed Trump’s escalation of some of his rhetoric on foreign policy during his speech…”
When the first protester spoke out, Trump used the interruption to criticize the media covering his campaign: “You know the shame is, that it’s one, it’s one person and the dishonest media–they are dishonest–you don’t believe how dishonest. They are the most, they are the most dishonest people. I mean a big percentage of them, they are so dishonest. They are so dishonest. They will make that one person into the headline. ‘Trump has’…they can’t even use the plural. They can’t put the ‘s’ but they’ll figure it out. But they’ll say, “Trump has protesters.””
Trump may have been wrong about the number of protesters he would end up dealing with, but he was dead right about the dishonest media.
Rachel Maddow did a segment on her show Friday night about the Trump rally. The headline and description at MSNBC reads:
“Rachel Maddow shows Republican front-runner Donald Trump being interrupted repeatedly while speaking at a rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, abruptly ending the speech after the tenth interruption. Duration: 2:13”
Maddow said at the end of her obviously biased anti-Trump segment: “At the end of the tenth interruption, Mr. Trump ended his speech and walked off the stage.”
Video of Trump’s speech (attached) shows that after “the last question” (as stated by the Trump staffer with the crowd mic) from the crowd was posed at the 49:45 mark, Trump spent a minute answering. He then pivoted and went into his closing remarks: “Ladies and gentlemen. Ladies and gentleman, this has been such an honor. When you…remember this, remember this…(Protester shouts) I think he came back, I think he came back. Don’t worry about him, we’ll do this quickly…One pe…So, that’s okay. Good job. Good job. Individual people, but they’re all friends they all want to make havoc.”
Trump then resumed his closing remarks with a profound observation on the groundswell in the country.
“We are sitting on something that’s bigger than any of us understands or knows. I always say, “Make our country great again.” And I’ve been say been saying for the last three weeks–because I’ve really gotten to know the people. We are going to make our country great again. Greater than ever before! I love you! Thank you very much! We’re gonna make it greater than ever before! Thank you everybody! Thank you! (Audio cut, Trump speaks one more sentence.)
Trump did not flee the stage, but spoke for thirty seconds after the last interruption by a screaming protester. Trump’s closing statement rose to a crescendo and ended with the crowd clapping and cheering and Trump uttered a number ofsssssssssz ‘thank you’s’. There was nothing abrupt or forced about the end of the speech.
And far from “leaving the stage” due to the protesters, Trump mingled with the audience after the speech. He spent several minutes shaking hands, signing autographs and posing for pictures with supporters as he has done at other rallies.
According to the YouTube video, Trump spoke for about 50:35, putting the speech in the ballpark range of his other campaign speeches. Trump’s voice was weak and scratchy throughout the speech.
NBC’s Tur also incorrectly reported the length of the speech, putting it at 49 minutes.
NBC’s Ali Vitali also posted a report, to NBC, in which he too made it seem the protesters forced Trump to cut short his appearance:
…”The first interruption came mere minutes into Trump’s remarks to a full house of nearly 8,000, and they continued periodically until Trump’s abrupt exit from the stage.”
…”The candidate, whose usual bellow was replaced by a rasp that sounded like the start of a cold, ended his rally-turned-town-hall suddenly and earlier than usual. The full event lasted less than an hour, a rarity for a candidate who usually stumps for at least an hour and who spoke and took questions for almost two hours a few nights earlier in Manassas, Virginia.”