THE RIGGED AND CORRUPT MEDIA IS THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
At his recent rally in El Paso, Trump railed against the press and one of his unhinged supporters attacked a BBC News cameraman. Later, his spokesperson said the White House condemns violence against journalists.
This morning Trump is portraying the press as "THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE," which gives license for any unhinged idiot who imagines himself a patriot to commit violence against journalists. Remember that Trump supporter from Florida who was sending mail bombs to the press?
Worse than that, Trump's attacks on the press are an appeal to the stupidity of people who ignore his tsunami of transparent, over-the-top lies, as if the people reporting on his compulsive lying are the liars. A free press, even though imperfect, is absolutely vital to government by the people and for the people, and it's the first target of every authoritarian thug who has ever destroyed the freedoms of such a society.
But he's not done with the media.
Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
Is the First Amendment a hoax too? Retribution? Looked into? This is the mind of a wannabe dictator. Trump would jail or even murder his critics and opponents if he could.
And news this week is that over half of white Evangelical Christians believe Trump was chosen by God.
That. Is. Nuts.