NBC and CBS Falsely Claim Trump Forced From Stage By Black Lives Matter Protesters at NC Rally (Updated)

UPDATE: A thank you from Donald Trump—

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NBC and CBS both falsely reported that leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “abruptly” ended his speech and left the stage after being repeatedly interrupted by Black Lives Matter protesters at a campaign rally in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday night.

The reports were flat-out lies. Video of Trump’s speech shows he ended the speech on his own accord. Other videos show Trump then mingled with the crowd afterward for several minutes shaking hands and signing autographs.

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Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Raleigh, NC, December 4, 2015, image via Twitter.

A total of about two dozen protesters–some protesting solo, others in groups–were forcibly removed from the rally by security as the protesters disrupted Trump ten times over the course of his 50:35 speech. Many of the protesters were Black Lives Matter supporters.

Compilation video by NBC News of Trump protesters at Raleigh, NC campaign rally, December 4, 2015.

A capacity crowd of 7,800 attended the rally held at the Dorton Arena. About one hundred more protesters gathered outside the arena. WRAL-TV reported the protesters “at times blocked gates at the event” trying to prevent Trump supporters from attending the rally. A protester reported on Twitter that state troopers started preventing them from blocking the entrances. That protester also claimed there were about forty protesters inside the arena.

One false news report was made by NBC reporter Katy Tur, who is assigned to cover the Trump campaign. Tur posted to Twitter from the rally:

“Now 10. Trump ends speech abruptly and leaves stage.”

Tur’s report was immediately picked up by MSNBC’s top-rated Rachel Maddow Show.

The other false report was by CBS’ Trump campaign reporter Sopan Deb and was headlined, Black Lives Matter protesters cut off Donald Trump in North Carolina

Deb’s article was written with an opinion slant to embarrass Trump over his criticism of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont for allowing Black Lives Matter protesters to take over his stage and microphone at a rally 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 protesterrr.””

Trump turned out to be wrong about the number of protesters he would end up dealing with Friday night but 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:

Donald Trump ends speech after 10 protest interruptions

“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 mocked Trump for initially saying the ‘dishonest media’ would highlight the one protester when it turned out to be ten protests during his speech. Maddow noted one of those “dishonest reports” was at the rally and counted the number of protests. Maddow ended her report stating, “At the end of the tenth interruption, Mr. Trump ended his speech and walked off the stage.”

Video of Trump’s speech 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.)

(Go to 49:45)

Trump began his closing remarks before the last protest. He then spoke for thirty seconds after that final protester interruption. Trump built his closing statement to a crescendo and ended with several ‘thank yous’. 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.

Trump Interrupted Ten Times at North Carolina Rally

…”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.”

Senior Trump adviser Daniel Scavino, Jr. went on a Twitter tear Friday night after the media lied about what happened at the rally. Scavino posted screen grabs of other Trump rally videos with the length of the rallies. He also posted several short videos taken from the stage of Trump working the crowd after the speech. (Note Scavino had the speech length at 55 minutes–4:25 longer than the speech was but that is still a normal speech time for Trump.)

Scavino also posted a 4:06 Periscope video of Trump working the crowd to reinforce the point that he did not ‘abruptly’ leave the stage due to protesters.

Scavino solely went after NBC. Apparently he was not aware of CBS telling the same false story.

The fairest report on the Trump rally in Raleigh was written by Jeff Tiberii for WUNC-FM, a public radio station.

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  • Sniffy Pop

    Joseph Goebbles would be proud!

  • jainphx

    The msm is filled with lying agenda driven scum. Why tell the truth when a lie will do more for you they think. Look at most of them! Most are members of the homosexual community. I’ll bet everyone can name at least 5.

  • Patty

    this is some great stuff and the Trump ladies are terrific.

    Trump atop his pulpit called out the President stating, “Obama, your African American youth — 51 percent unemployment, right? You guys our age, they have unemployment that’s double or triple what other people have. What the hell has he done for the African-Americans? He’s done nothing. He’s done nothing. I don’t think he cares about them. He’s done nothing. It’s all talk, it’s all words with this guy.”

    Trump continued, “He’s an unbelievable divider… I thought he’d be a great cheerleader for the country, that’s one thing I thought. I said he’d unify the country and he’s really divided the country. We’re going to unify the country and set records with the African-American vote.”


  • Scott

    So the media is congratulating thug tactics?

  • Pat Loudoun

    “Tur’s report was immediately picked up by MSNBC’s top-rated Rachel Maddow Show.’

    I’m sorry, but that’s pretty damned funny.

  • Buck Naked

    “hey, if you can’t beat them with honesty and facts, then just lie and make stuff up”

    ~ MSM

  • JY1

    #BlackLivesMatter is still a thing?

    I mean, seriously, we have muslim terrorists running around killing people at office Christmas parties, and anyone gives a rip about thugs looting stores and burning down their own neighborhoods?

  • Cheryl

    I’m just so thankful that more and more people are turning away from the MSM for their news source

  • Mike in Illinois

    There was a time when a liar exposed was fired but today’s media hacks are literally rewarded with promotions when they lie toward a specific end. Left end.

  • pajamakat

    “MSNBC’s top-rated Rachel Maddow Show”, Is that supposed to be funny ? I need some humor today.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Proving once again that the MSM is nothing more than a propaganda arm of the Obama White House and the Democrat Party.

  • blackfeather

    “selective editing”.

  • blackfeather

    my friends were there…this never happened…I think there were three people ejected.

  • Richard V
  • SanjS

    I can’t believe that Scavino has to have video proof of every event “just in case” the MSM totally falsifies their reports.

  • Charles Randall

    sue Nbc and Cbs stations. sick em Donald!

  • LouAnnWatson

    top rated? where? on pmsnbc? bwahaha!!!!!

  • LouAnnWatson

    so with these mental midgets disruption of free speech is a badge of honor? are these the occupy wall street leftovers? 10 people…throw them out. they’re looking to create an incident.

  • LouAnnWatson

    correct, but let us remember then who to hit.

  • Charles Randall


  • Libby Stack

    And planned parenthood and the pro immigration lobbies.

  • Libby Stack

    Who’s Rachel Madcow?

  • S. Hall

    Trump’s best rally speech. He was totally cool and fearless. The audience was into every word he uttered. Guess the number of goons just wasn’t enough. Or maybe just maybe the people who came to see Trump had no interest in what else was going on. I love him more with each passing day. And as far as the media is concerned, Jim Hoft and Matt Drudge are the only media that matters to me.

  • Deez_Nuts2015

    Tur is a pervert. Who cares what it says?

  • Woosh

    Bigoted anti American leftists. A curse on our nation.

  • Jeff Buehner

    You can’t spell liberal without L.I.A.R.

  • Mike

    Well we have certain limits to free speech like calling for violence against government officials [justified or not] and it is quite obvious now we need some serious restrictions on the Press when they alter reality.

    They must no longer be immune from prosecution for lying to the public especially when it comes to our public officials current or potential.

    NBC/CBS should lose their FCC license for all their affiliates who carried the lie.

  • FlamingLimousineLiberal

    A raging, man-hating lesbian with a severe case of penis envy.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    All part of the Dem Party Machinery.

  • Justice_099

    Obviously this was coordinated by the media and the protestors beforehand. There were probably more protesters planted in there and they were going to keep interrupting until the end so that they can make this headline.

    If they kept interrupting him, obviously they would eventually catch him at the end of his speech.

  • Michael Lloyd

    As would Saul Alinsky.

  • olddog


  • Daneel

    CUT THE CRAP!!!!….you mean they LIED.

  • Bill the Cat

    What? Are you saying that the MSM lied?

    But…. but…. why would they do that?


  • Bill the Cat

    It’s actually true! MSNBC sucks so hard that mad-cow IS their top-rated show! HAHAHahahahahah hahahaha

  • And don’t forget she used to live with “bathtub boy” Keith Olbermann.

  • jainphx

    Top rated?? Hahahahah. She’s a bottom feeder at best.

  • jainphx

    You guessed it! She’s a mad cow!

  • jainphx

    Fence um off and forget um while we deal with the terrorist.

  • jainphx

    Yea until their lies become too much to hide! Then they get suspended, and then brought back on a “lesser” viewed network.

  • jainphx

    The more Trumps gains in the eyes of America, the more I fear for his life! These people play for keeps.

  • jainphx

    There used to be maybe 4 other places I’d go, but they ran me off with their hits on Trump and Cruz. Now down to GWP, DRUDGE, WND, and Breitbart.

  • jainphx

    That’ll work!

  • Backpacker1


  • Backpacker1

    Between the Clinton Machine and The Chicago Way the thought has also crossed my mind.

  • US.Patriot1776

    BLM is a domestic terror organization and obviously does not believe in America’s 1st amendment rights.

    If we had ANY legitimate leadership in DC, these racist terrorist clowns would be prosecuted and locked up.

  • Admiral Ackbar!

    And GOP donors…

  • Admiral Ackbar!

    I’m disappointed…no one beat the living crap out of the blacklivesmatteronlywhenshotbyawhitecop scum. I wish I had been there!

  • James

    Disgusting totally and absolutely disgusting. Here you have Katy Tur who Trump is giving her the career of her life by being assigned to him and she uses that oppurtunity to lie and be dishonest. What a shame

    She actually used to be very fair and balanced with Trump but she went bitter since the last 2 weeks, not sure why. Some are speculating that Trump denied her offer of sleeping with him?

    I wouldn’t be surprised with all the corruption going on in the media

  • Original Prankster

    I used to get upset by headlines like this – now I just yawn and head over to the range for a little r&r – another day, another dollar. Despite Obama’s best efforts I still have a good job and continue to take care of my wife and kids

  • Teddi

    Nothing is working for the MSM and they are like a fish out of water fighting Trump.

  • IMconcerned

    Wow … I know they lie without video … but with video … pure arrogance on the LibTard media …

  • morecotwo

    That’s got to be a Degas painting.

  • Splath20

    Well they’re a bunch of tards and they had to say something. It’s probably very popular with the stoner crowd, other than that …pffft

  • robert franklin stroud

    The Liberal Main Stream media is nothing short of disgusting.

    Whomever they do not like you should support and whomever they support you know would be terrible for the country.

  • Cracker

    I love Diamond and Silk. These Ladies ROCK, Stump for the Trump!

    NBC & CBS…..better get yourself together…..

    TRUMP 2016

  • tham

    And some billionaire pig supporter of Jeb Bush (some health care magnate, what a surprise, probably making a fortune off of Ovomitcare) took out ads in Miami that he will vote for Clinton if Trump is the nominee. Pretty much says it all. It’s the leftists and the republican establishment against the people of the United States. Very clear now.

  • Justin

    “Top rated” — in what universe?

  • Trump/Brat 2016

    Katy Tur, the daughter of the cross dressing degenerate, is a liar. He was in the process of wrapping up when the protester started and they were booted before Trump finished. Trump’s wrap up was a little faster than usual but he was also obviously a little under the weather.

    The media sucks! I hope the broadcast licenses of NBC and CBS are revoked.

  • tham

    All these people are terrified of a Trump presidency. He won’t let media get away with stuff when he’s in charge. They may actually have to act professionally if they want access to the White House.

  • tham

    They are pretty brazen. I guess they know they can get away with it. They work to damage a person and when called out, well, the damage was already done.

  • tham

    Excellent info, thanks!

  • Buck Naked

    That’s like bragging about being the tallest midget.

  • tempo150101

    The last thing they want to do is make a martyr out of Trump. They see how angry normal people are. That’s all it would take to blow the lid off this country.

    If Barry hasn’t driven someone to give him a bullet with what he’s done, Trump should be safe.

  • tempo150101

    That’s just leftist logic on display. Start time 7:00; BLM protesters at 7:25; end of speech at 8:00 … Yeah, the BLM protesters caused it.

    In deference to BLM, I do give them credit for about 10% legitimacy in raising their issues. Unfortunately, 55% of it is Soros paid for crap and the remaining 35% of it they bring on themselves.

  • Impeach Obama Now!

    Hitler also had a lying press corps! History is repeating itself with these punk Lib news poseurs!

    Keep going Trump!

  • tempo150101

    Check out the comment section in this article linked by Drudge about the Bush billionaire donor who said he’s voting for Hillary if Trump’s the nominee. It’s running about 99 to 1 pro Trump.


  • tempo150101

    Don’t forget the Soviets. The people stood in bread lines while Pravda was reporting bumper crop wheat harvests. Kind of like our unemployment rate, our inflation rate, our deportation rate …

  • Derpocrat

    Looks like the liberal media have joined Black Lies Matter. Figures.

  • tempo150101

    I have no problem picking on blacks when necessary, but this is not one of those times. Trump is bringing blacks in and making them comfortable with voting Republican. It’s good for the country to end voter apartheid. They should not be insulted like this … though I have to admit, I do love a good racist joke when it’s funny.

  • Indiana Mike

    Yes. There is a new, AMERICAN Luegenpresse of liars.

  • Indiana Mike

    You say tards. I say turds.

  • ZZZzzzz

    I know what you mean, I have the exact same thought!

  • Lawrence

    BLM is going to follow him around like flies on Obama’s lip just to get on TV. The idiots don’t realize America doesn’t really care about black lives when they don’t care themselves..especially by the appreciation and treatment police have received because of a few bad cops..

  • tham
  • tham

    Sorry, I also just posted the link above. This guy is a perfect example of what we are up against and need to sweep out of power.

  • tham

    No doubt the Soviets were the inspiration for Orwell’s 1984.

  • Stuck_in_Ca

    Wouldn’t you just love to punch one of those loud mouth idiots right in the mouth?

  • Stuck_in_Ca

    I’m really having a good time watching this.

  • Rooby Doo

    Damn. That means 6 people saw it.

  • ok


  • glenn47

    Pretty ignorant of this BLM group. Trump wasn’t there to denigrate or attack them. They are just shooting themselves in the foot by these exhibitions that actually have zero content. They make no valuable points nor do they have a legitimate complaint. They are making asses of themselves and showing the world.

  • So What If I Killed Vince?

    All 12 people.

  • Fifty Ville

    Good for the Donald. He’s got a real backbone, unlike Bernie Sanders and his backbone of white guilt Jell-o.

  • Avspatti

    We have to find a way to ‘take down’ these dishonest, incompetent media people. Ideas?

  • Old saying: if you can’t dazzle em with brilliance, baffle em with b/s.

  • KBR

    After MSM blatant lie, Trump’s supporters and poll numbers grow.

  • KBR

    Example of lieberal black endorsers: BLM shouting “death to police!”
    Sharpton shouting “g-d America”
    Example of Trump black endorsers: Diamond and Silk shouting, “We love the USA!”
    Black ministers praying for the USA.

  • KBR

    Boycott NBC and CBS! NEVER WATCH!!!

  • KBR

    The damage is on NBC and CBS. Trump’s numbers rise when MSM lies!

  • KBR

    No legitimacy at all in blatantly calling for death to policemen!

  • Robert49

    Geeeeez! Stop it with calling those liars the MSM. They are not the MSM. They are the LSM(Lame Stream Media). New media is whipping the tar out of the LSM!

  • Sniffy Pop

    Love the Stump For Trump Girls!

    Think they have played a very big part in his campaign.

  • Robert49

    Oh the days of Ross Perot flash backs are making their way in to my head. Ross Perot was a billionaire using his own money to run for POTUS against Bush Sr. and Bill Clinton. Ross Perot scared the crap out of the establishment so bad the DNC and GOP took the national debates out of the hands of “The League of Women Voters” and put it in the hands of their supporters in the LSM(Lame Stream Media).
    Won’t work though because of the power of new media, high powered cell phones with HD capable video and audio recording technology and easy to upload to the internet at sites like world wide viewing on YouTube. The LSM media can not win anymore because their viewing audiences are so low and the new media audience is so high.

  • Ed Naile

    In the World of progressives Trump being driven from the stage is now true.
    This how their bubble is created.
    Life is perfect inside their bubble.

  • Sniffy Pop

    In the beginning, I also saw Ross 2.0

    At this point, I feel he is serious and will not repeat that disaster.

  • 0hiojoe

    soros controlled press in action.

  • The MSM are in denial about Trump just like Obama is in denial about islamic terrorists.

  • stop already

    Lies lies, i was there, wow how the media wants him to go down, he even took a selfie with my daughter’s friend after that was on the floor after he was done speaking,,, this is why people don’t trust the media

  • Leah Keever

    I can’t even figure out what they think they are accomplishing…..they are certainly not winning ‘hearts and minds,’ quite the opposite. Fools.

  • guessed
  • Guessed
  • guessed

    “They are just shooting themselves in the foot by these exhibitions that actually have zero content. They make no valuable points nor do they have a legitimate complaint. They are making asses of themselves and showing the world.”

    This could just as easily describe Obama. It must be a club or something…

  • guessed

    “Katy Tur, the daughter of the cross dressing degenerate…”
    I THOUGHT that name sounded familiar! “She’s” got kind of a peculiar shape herself. Wonder if anyone were to check her, ah, “Credentials”, if they’d find a Bruce Jenner Surprise on THIS one as well…

  • guessed

    Funny how it acted like a male, regardless of the tacky dress it was wearing. I guess clothes DON’T make the man, or in THIS case, don’t make the man a WOman…

  • guessed

    Unfortunately, there’s a LOT of stupid out there with a HUGE confirmation bias issue. This is why making stuff up works, it’s just singing the song the people want to hear. You know, “not your fault, Whitey stole everything, it’s OK to act as nasty as you wanna be because someone who looked vaugely like you was treated mean four centuries ago”, etc.

    Put another way;


  • glenn47

    One and the same.

  • paul walker

    “Who’s Rachel Madcow?” The guy who that looks like a woman

  • Charles Randall

    hell yeah!

  • Charles Randall

    i call them the ex-msm, because thar is exactly what they are….ex!

  • ‘Honest media’ officially died in 2013, with the repeal of the Anti-Propaganda law. It will only get worse, and even more ridiculous. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130715/11210223804/anti-propaganda-ban-repealed-freeing-state-dept-to-direct-its-broadcasting-arm-american-citizens.shtml

  • lostmyinnocence

    All future debates-media company in charge will pay TRUMP $10,000,000 and he will donate the money to WWProject. Perfect set-up for liberal facists.

  • savage24

    Since when has the truth and honesty been a part of the drive by media’s make up. They are the propaganda arm of the liberal/progressive movement.

  • tempo150101

    Blacks being gunned down in such great numbers is a legitimate issue that needs to be dealt with, but mostly they bring it on themselves.

  • [email protected] heavies

    nbc,cbs, fox,cnn are totally in the tank for establishment they have been wrong on everything so much that you have to conclude that it is purposeful and malicious.They keep spewing nonsense that suddenly everything they predicted is about to come true.Trump just keeps running away with it! Trump 2016!!!

  • 0hiojoe

    Yeah those guys sure knew what they were trying to accomplish and would stop at nothing to do it. A lot like obungle!

  • SAR2012

    “I’m shocked, SHOCKED I tell you … to learn the MSM lies ….”
    Now, when they report accurately, I would anticipate a heart attack. I’ve yet to see need to buy nitro tabs, though.

  • SAR2012

    From her unscripted moments, it’s amply evident Tur was hired for her figure rather than for her figuring while Deb is a ‘graduate’ of Al-Jazeera, known for its objectivity on topics dear to the hearts of the diaperhead mongrels. So ludicrous.

  • toledofan

    It just goes to show that these left wing nuts can’t handle it when someone fights back. It’s quite funny to watch as the media tries it’s best to create news when there is nothing there. It’s too bad that are still so many that buy into the false narratives.

  • Binkser

    Fire these reporters? Are you kidding, they’ll probably get a raise. The media is so disgusting.

  • Shocked_and_Amazed8591

    hope These POS get what deserve: fired