Over the weekend, President Trump had seemingly determined early on that the unfolding incidents in London, which left at least seven dead and almost 50 more injured, were terror-related. He retweeted a Drudge Report tweet that read, “Fears of new terror attack after van ‘mows down 20 people’ on London Bridge. Yet, because the authorities had not confirmed the attack as terrorism, NBC Nightly News tweeted the following message, refusing to acknowledge the president's assumption.
Pres. Trump has used Twitter to share news report on London incident.— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 3, 2017
We aren't relaying president's retweet, as the info is unconfirmed.
Social media users quickly pointed out NBC’s hypocrisy, as the network appeared to have no problem reporting on this misleading story.
So NBC News will tweet out an unconfirmed (and untrue) Putin quote but will not say what Trump tweeted because it's unconfirmed. ?? https://t.co/0TMYSA55Ck— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 4, 2017
As we now know, Trump’s retweet turned out to be 100 percent correct. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the carnage.
NBC was better late than never.
BREAKING: Incidents at London Bridge and Borough Market "have been declared terrorist incidents," Met Police say.— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 3, 2017
In light of the latest attacks, Trump has urged the courts to uphold his travel ban.