Dem Mayor Rushed To Declare Hate Crime, Gets Humiliated By The TRUTH! [Video]
Reporters and liberal activists were quick to label a vehicular incident at a Florida Pride parade as a "terrorist attack." During Saturday's parade, a truck was seen plowing into two pedestrians. Everyone—Media, activists, and lawmakers, alike, rushed to declare it a hate crime.
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, who was present during the crash, said that the incident was absolutely an act of terror. He even insinuated that there was a specific target to the alleged crime, but did not give names.
Just one problem...
The accident was just that. Contrary to what leftists wanted everyone to believe, the person behind the wheel of the truck was a member of The Gay Men Chorus and has already explained to police that his gas peddle became stuck when moving the truck leading to the accident. The two men who were hit were rushed to near by hospitals, sadly one did not survive. The condition of the second is still unknown.
"This is a terrorist attack against the LGBT community," Trantalis claimed "This is exactly what it is. Hardly an accident. It was deliberate, it was premeditated, and it was targeted against a specific person. Luckily they missed that person, but unfortunately, they hit two other people."
BREAKING: At least 2 people have been hit by a truck at the beginning of the @WiltonManorsCty #Pride parade. @delarosaWPLG was only yards away at the time. He spoke with @DeanTrantalis. @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/CRRmGz0a12
— Ian Margol (@IanMargolWPLG) June 19, 2021
Soon after, the mayor's claims were contradicted. The Gay Men Chorus’ President Justin Knight later confirmed in a statement that the driver of the truck was, in fact, a member of their group and, to his knowledge, not committing an attack.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the tragic accident that occurred when the Stonewall Pride Parade was just getting started," Knight wrote. "Our fellow Chorus members were those injured and the driver was also a part of the Chorus family. To my knowledge, this was not an attack on the LGBTQ community. We anticipate more details to follow and ask for the community’s love and support."
CBS local news is reporting that the driver is telling police it was an accident where his foot got stuck, but a bunch of other outlets are citing @DeanTrantalismclaiming it was a targeted terrorist attack. Possible, but irresponsible to speculate unless he has more info.
CBS local news is reporting that the driver is telling police it was an accident where his foot got stuck, but a bunch of other outlets are citing @DeanTrantalis claiming it was a targeted terrorist attack.
Possible, but irresponsible to speculate unless he has more info.
— AG (@AGHamilton29) June 20, 2021
Too Late, News Was Out
Local news now reporting that the driver was a member of the Ft Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus, which would make the early claims that it was a terrorist attack targeting the LGBT community and DWS look even more irresponsible.
Now people with large platforms are amplifying claims that this was an attack targeting DWS. Maybe that's accurate, but seems we need more info first. Anyways, praying for those injured and the family of the person who died.
Local news now reporting that the driver was a member of the Ft Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus, which would make the early claims that it was a terrorist attack targeting the LGBT community and DWS look even more irresponsible.https://t.co/LuXzaM96cA
— AG (@AGHamilton29) June 20, 2021
The media ran with it. Before news that the story was bogus could fully break, mainstream media was all over the 'hate crime' theory, using Trantalis's claim that it was absolutely an act of terror and nothing more. Worse, the untrue story has gotten more traction than what really happened. Just causing more divide.
This whole mess reminds me of a quote that I wish more people would think about:
If you collect 100 black ants and 100 red ants and put them in a glass jar nothing will happen, but if you take the jar, shake it violently and leave it on the table, the ants will start killing each other. Reds believe that black is the enemy while black believes that red is the enemy when the real enemy is the person who shook the jar. The same is true in society.
Men vs Women
Left vs Right
Rich vs poor
Faith vs Science
Gossip, rumors, etc ...
Before we fight each other, we must ask ourselves: Who rocked the jar?
Watch where you get your information. Some people just watch to shake the jar for ratings, votes, and fame. It's a sad truth.