Video of a chant of “Kill Trump! Kill Pence!” at a May Day protest march in Philadelphia on Monday has been ignored by the media. Only conservative outlets have reported on the assassination chant, which was first reported and posted by NTK.
Advertisement - story continues below
The NTK video shows a group of protesters marching through a city street. The main profane chant by the marchers is “F*** Trump! F*** Pence! Organize in self-defense!”
Screen image via Pat Dollard.
A bearded white man wearing an olive shirt, blue jeans and a green backpack is heard loudly screaming, “Kill Trump! Kill Pence!” over and over again as he marches near the head of the protest. None of the protesters marching close to him try to muzzle the man or force him out as a suspected plant. The man keeps chanting, but as he notices he is being filmed from the sidewalk he pulls out and lights a cigarette and ceases chanting as he gets closer to the camera.
The news media was quick to jump on any behavior by Tea Party protesters, even made up behavior, in efforts to discredit the grassroots anti-Obama movement. But when it comes to anti-Trump protesters, the media protects the ‘resistance’ by not reporting on “Kill Trump! Kill Pence!” protest chants or outright violence against Trump supporters.