Here's the video of when police fired tear gas on @AliVelshi's crew and when Velshi was hit with a rubber bullet back in May. As Velshi says during the live coverage, there was no provocation or warning. https://t.co/k12lW3BYmk— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) September 19, 2020
"He got hit on the knee with a canister of tear gas," President Trump says, of @AliVelshi, who was actually hit by a rubber bullet. "Wasn't it really a beautiful sight? It's called law and order." pic.twitter.com/sVvnZUft5B— David Gura (@davidgura) September 19, 2020
The President brags about ”Velchi” getting hit in the knee with a tear gas canister and says it was beautiful thing pic.twitter.com/8QGHXjE0x6— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 18, 2020
"They the hit the CNN reporter in the knee, he went down. Ali Velshi" -- for the second straight day Trump praises law enforcement for hitting @AliVelshi (who actually works for MSNBC) with a rubber bullet while he was covering protests in Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/cKlxjjF7hQ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 20, 2020
The President of the United States cheering the targeting of a journalist by authorities... https://t.co/0DvK2TRCCs— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) September 19, 2020
Mehdi Hasan, The Intercept: "Putting aside Trump's usual lies and inaccuracies, here is the president praising a police attack on a journalist, a journalist, as 'beautiful' to a cheering crowd, as 'law and order'. How is this not fascistic? How is anyone ok with this? . . . Trump is obsessed with mocking the violence against my friend, the excellent journalist Ali Velshi. Multiple references to him in multiple rallies. Just a coincidence that Ali is a brown Muslim immigrant with - to Trump - a funny-sounding last name?"
So, @realDonaldTrump, you call my getting hit by authorities in Minneapolis on 5/30/20 (by a rubber bullet, btw, not a tear gas cannister) a “beautiful thing” called “law and order”. What law did I break while covering an entirely peaceful (yes, entirely peaceful) march?— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) September 19, 2020