(PatriotWise.com)- As we await the inauguration of Joe Biden and Democrats take over all three branches of government, ABC News just called for a “cleansing” of supporters of President Donald Trump.
It’s one of the most radical statements from a left-wing broadcaster yet and an indication that the next four years will be dangerous for conservatives.
Rick Klein, the Political Director for ABC News, issued a troubling tweet on Thursday after Joe Biden was certified the official “winner” of the 2020 presidential election.
“Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part,” he said.
“Cleaning the movement he commands is going to be something else,” he added.
The tweet has since been deleted…but the Internet never forgets.
Omri Ceren, Senator Ted Cruz’s national security advisor, published screenshots of the disgraceful message.
“Political Director for @ABC News based in Washington DC appears to have deleted his tweet about the 75 million Americans who voted for Trump that talked about the challenge of ‘cleansing the movement,’” he said.
Political Director for @ABC News based in Washington DC appears to have deleted his tweet about the 75 million Americans who voted for Trump that talked about the challenge of “cleansing the movement.” pic.twitter.com/HS1Rwrn94S
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) January 7, 2021
Deleting the tweet didn’t mean that Klein had a big realization that what he said was wrong, however. ABC News recently published a piece where Klein said exactly the same thing.
On Klein’s blog page, which he calls “The Note,” both Klein and ABC News deputy political director Mary Alice Parks published a piece where they called for the cleansing of President Donald Trump’s movement.
Fox News described how the piece was later edited, without telling readers that it was edited, to get rid of any language that made them appear like fascists and authoritarians.
“An ABC News article calling for the “cleansing” of the movement of President Trump‘s supporters was stealth-edited after critics questioned the charged word,” Fox reported.
The outlet described how the Klein article first read:
“Even aside from impeachment and 25th Amendment talk, Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days…The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part. Cleansing the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else.”
ABC then edited the article stealthily, so that it instead read:
“Cleaning up the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else.”
I don’t know about you, but any reference of the word “cleansing” seems troubling enough.