In light of the recent attacks in London, President Trump used the opportunity to a renew his calls for a travel ban,. He also retweeted a Drudge tweet that suggested that the fluid story was already a terror attack:
In an unprecedented move, NBC News twitter feed followed up, with a uniquely dismissive comment:
Pres. Trump has used Twitter to share news report on London incident.
We aren’t relaying president’s retweet, as the info is unconfirmed.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 3, 2017
Trump came under criticism recently when he referenced an attack at a resort in the Phillipines as a terrorist attack before the specifics of that story were clear.
While London authorities have now only recently claimed that they are treating this event as a terror attack, it’s rather stunning that the sitting president appeared to think it wise to retweet a Drudge Report tweet and not relay official information of which he has exclusive access.
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