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'Poor Fact Checkers': White House Lashes Out at Twitter as It Flags Trump's 'THUGS' Tweet

(Image credit: Twitter)

(Image credit: Twitter)

After US President Donald Trump's tweet created a furor, Twitter flagged the post stating 'it violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.'

The White House lashed out at Twitter for flagging US President Donald Trump's tweet on Minneapolis protests over unarmed American-African man George Floyd's killing.

Taking note of the violent protests, Trump had earlier said, "I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right....."

In a following tweet he said, "....These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"

After Trump's tweet created a furor, Twitter flagged the post stating, "it violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence." It also stated, "However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible".

However, lashing out at Twitter, the White House said, "The President did not glorify violence. He clearly condemned it. "@Jack

and Twitter's biased, bad-faith "fact-checkers" have made it clear: Twitter is a publisher, not a platform."

But this didn't sit well with people, who took a jibe at the authority saying, while "America is in chaos and the whitehouse twitter account is complaining about being oppressed by Twitter."