During a rally Saturday morning, Trump incorrectly referred to Velshi getting hit by a police canister of tear gas during a George Floyd protest last May, when he was actually hit by rubber bullets. Trump also mocked him, saying "my knee, my knee,” earning jeers and applause from the crowd. "Wasn't it really a beautiful sight? It's called law and order," Trump said. Velshi tweeted in response: "So, @realDonaldTrump, you call my getting hit by authorities in Minneapolis on 5/30/20 (by a rubber bullet, btw, not a tear gas cannister) a “beautiful thing” called 'law and order'. What law did I break while covering an entirely peaceful (yes, entirely peaceful) march?" MSNBC later released a statement, saying: "Freedom of the press is a pillar of our democracy. When the president mocks a journalist for the injury he sustained while putting himself in harm’s way to inform the public, he endangers thousands of other journalists and undermines our freedoms."