Trump Shares Letter Calling DC Protesters “Terrorists”

The Insider reports:

President Donald Trump on Thursday night shared a letter on Twitter in which his former attorney described protesters peacefully demonstrating against racism outside the White House as “terrorists.”

Trump’s former attorney John Dowd in the letter is describing the protesters who were dispersed from Lafayette Park outside the White House on Monday by police using rubber bullets and tear gas so the president could stage a photo-op holding a bible.

No evidence from witness accounts or video footage of the demonstration indicates that the protesters were engaged in violence. In the letter, Dowd claims that “the peaceful protesters near Lafayette Park were not peaceful and are not real. They are terrorists using idle hate filled students to burn and destroy.”