Amid the protests in Minneapolis triggered by the death of George Floyd, MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi and his crew were fired upon by police in broad daylight.
On Friday, President Donald Trump chose to mock Velshi for being shot with a rubber bullet, although he mistakenly said he'd been hit with a tear gas canister.
At a political rally in Minnesota, Trump said the shooting, and the fact that the police did not assist Velshi afterwards, was 'a beautiful sight.'
He was down.
'My knee, my knee.'
Nobody cared, these guys didn't care, they moved him aside.
And they just walked right through.
It was the most beautiful thing.
US President Donald J.
Trump According to CNN, Trump and his allies have for years aimed to discredit journalists and news organizations, often through the use of lies and dishonest rhetoric.