The president is in South Carolina tonight at a rally for gubernatorial candidate Henry McMaster, and as is customary at Trump rallies, the journalists covering them don’t usually receive a warm welcome from either the president or the crowd. “Look at all those fake-newsers back there,” Trump intoned.
"The enemy of the people," Trump says pointing at the free press at the back of the room. https://t.co/T1mBA0Gl2K
— Steve Peoples (@sppeoples) June 26, 2018
That tweet inspired this deep thought from NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt:
The last person to rule America who didn’t believe in the First Amendment was King George III. https://t.co/V17NPtM6OW
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 26, 2018
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) June 26, 2018
— kue (@thekue20) June 26, 2018
Rule? Take a deep breath, Kasie.
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) June 26, 2018
A top political reporter for NBC demonstrates her civics education chops. https://t.co/SSCnoIHllu
— Actually, Quite a Dignified M’Fin Pickle (@sunnyright) June 26, 2018
(Presidents don't rule America) https://t.co/pRjDijRirf
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) June 26, 2018
No one rules or ruled America. Are you new on your job? https://t.co/08R7OOl1TX
— Terry O' (@IrishTea1) June 26, 2018
The last person to rule America was King George III, period.
— David (@David_____1) June 26, 2018
Presidents don’t rule America. I’m not surprised they gave you a tv show.
— James ✝️??????? (@forexandthings) June 26, 2018
Presidents don't rule. They serve. They govern. They lead. But we the people "rule".
— Gabriel Ramirez (@GabeRRamirez) June 26, 2018
1. Presidents don't rule
2. Obama, FDR, and Wilson disagree…
— Habitual Linestepper (@FergusFSU) June 26, 2018
1. The president doesn’t “rule America.”
2. Woodrow Wilson. Look him up.https://t.co/LC207b6cpo
— Peter Cook (@_Peter_Cook) June 26, 2018
Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798, signed by President John Adams
Sedition Act of 1918, signed by President Woodrow Wilsonhttps://t.co/LC207b6cpo
— Peter Cook (@_Peter_Cook) June 26, 2018
— John (@jvega620) June 26, 2018
Um….Wilson and the Sedition Act?
— Joe Clark (@jdclarksr) June 26, 2018
You may want to read up on Woodrow Wilson and the Sedition Act of 1918. Though Wilson didn't "rule" America, and neither does Trump. https://t.co/y7POUXGEqk
— Dean Clark (@earldean71) June 26, 2018
FDR ring a bell? Maybe Google a bit.
— STEALTH JEFF (@drawandstrike) June 26, 2018
Abraham Lincoln and FDR weren't fans, though technically Presidents don't rule America. Not even Trump.
Do we teach people history anymore? Or do we just let them guess. https://t.co/WKDFwWZfzP
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) June 26, 2018
It would be quite helpful if the "free press" didn't continually make Trump's point for him.
— Patricb Hb. (@trogdor8768) June 26, 2018
Oh spare me. Why do you people always have to turn it up to 11? "Nazis. Fascism. Japanese internment camps. King George III." You want to know why you're called fake news? That.
— Sam Galia (@SamGalia) June 26, 2018
For the love of God, stop fainting like a 19th-century aristocrat every time Trump attacks the press. https://t.co/xlTINZAFwM
— Jeremy Senderowicz (@jsende) June 26, 2018
What has he done to restrict your 1A rights, Katie? He’s merely saying that he thinks you are dishonest and crappy at your jobs. But you are still free to be as dishonest and crappy as you want. Are you opposed to him saying that?
— glad 2 b retired (@glad2bretired1) June 26, 2018
— Cathopug ???? (@1EpicPug) June 26, 2018
Obama used the DOJ to go after the press, but Trump says mean words https://t.co/NPvsG3YV0c
— Trev (@hvymetalinvestr) June 26, 2018
C'mon, President Obama complained about Citizens United at the State of the Union.
Do better. https://t.co/hfd0ZRsvFl
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 26, 2018
Didn't Obama spy on the press?
— Source familiar with the conversation (@originalBadGuy2) June 26, 2018
Do they teach history ANYWHERE?
The President absolutely DOES NOT rule America, though I am sure Trump would enjoy thinking he does.
Now to the point: I believe Obama still leads Trump in jailed reporters 2-0.
Let me know when this changes. Otherwise, it's just mouthing off. https://t.co/nVkQmBH087
— Nathan burger (@NathanWurtzel) June 26, 2018
NBC News' Kasie Hunt lets Congress off the hook over immigration; Ben Shapiro schools https://t.co/qRz3E28Hmu
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 18, 2018