President Donald Trump falsely portrayed Black Lives Matter protesters in an ad intended to instill fear about Joe Biden defunding the police if he gets elected. 

Although the protesters in the original video appeared to be stopping a man from starting a riot, the ad took the clip out of context and portrayed the alleged instigator as the target of an attack. The distorted clip in the ad was shown as part of a montage which included a series of violent incidents and a hypothetical 911 call center sitting empty because police have been totally defunded. 

Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel took to Twitter on Tuesday and brought attention to the ad in question. Weigel said the protesters in the original video were actually carrying the man to the police, suspecting he was attempting to instigate something.