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Flashback: How the Media Crafted False ‘Trump Tear-Gassed Protesters for a Photo Op’ Narrative “If the White House, the President, and his team had to do it all over again, would you have gassed and pummeled protesters to clear the park so the President could have a photo op?” CNN’s Jim Acosta asked White House press sec. Kayleigh McEnany on June 3, 2020. Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 09:30pm 5 Comments We wrote yesterday on how Inspector General Mark Lee Greenblatt revealed the findings from an extensive review his office did of the Lafayette Park clearing that took place last year on June 1st, the day after the historic St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C. was set on fire by Antifa/BLM-led rioters. For those who missed it, the report released by the IG directly contradicted the volumes of media reports that claimed President Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr had the park forcibly cleared and demonstrators “tear-gassed” so Trump could stage a “photo op” walk from the White House, where he had just given a speech denouncing rioting, to St. John’s Church. From the summary: We found that the USPP had the authority and discretion to clear Lafayette Park and the surrounding areas on June 1. The evidence we obtained did not support a finding that the USPP cleared the park to allow the President to survey the damage and walk to St. John’s Church. Instead, the evidence we reviewed showed that the USPP cleared the park to allow the contractor to safely install the antiscale fencing in response to destruction of property and injury to officers occurring on May 30 and 31. Further, the evidence showed that the USPP did not know about the President’s potential movement until mid- to late afternoon on June 1—hours after it had begun developing its operational plan and the fencing contractor had arrived in the park. You can read the full report here (PDF). With Greenblatt confirming that the Trump administration’s vehement denials of accusatory reports from CNN, the Washington Post, and other news outlets were accurate, it’s important we take a look back to see just how deeply invested those outlets were in keeping their false narratives alive about what happened.
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