On Tuesday, the Trump campaign issued a statement demanding that the media "correct or retract" the reports that peaceful protesters were tear gassed in front of the White House — citing claims from the U.S. Park Police that the substance used to forcibly disperse the crowd was not tear gas.
This demand did not go over well on social media, with commenters siding with journalists over the official reports — and others asking what the point is for the White House to dispute the type of substance they sprayed at peaceful protesters.
@Olivianuzzi The statement says they used Pepper balls thrown into the crowd (causing the same effects as tear gas)… https://t.co/w9ieATvAUd— imawookiee2 (@imawookiee2)1591137716.0
@Olivianuzzi Why is the Trump re-election committee now officially speaking for the Executive Branch of Government?— ⭐️ Merrill - sheltering at home ⭐️ (@⭐️ Merrill - sheltering at home ⭐️)1591137258.0
@Loretta_Torrago @Olivianuzzi Additional account from priest there. https://t.co/GMmpBAiAQL— Stuff About Hockey™ (@Stuff About Hockey™)1591138265.0
@Olivianuzzi https://t.co/qlcE028hQS— WinkProgress.com (@WinkProgress.com)1591137230.0
@pjarmstrongaz @Olivianuzzi Not to mention the priest who was stood pretty much where he posed, who gave fist hand… https://t.co/69WGtboXSc— Infospectives (@Infospectives)1591138333.0