CNN and others are claiming that the silly video President Trump posted earlier today “encourages violence against reporters.”

So, if a video using a clip from a staged bit at a WWE event is an incitement to violence, how should we treat then candidate Barack Obama in 2008 telling Dems this? From FactCheck.org:

The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa., published the entire pool report, which included the quote now attributed to Obama.

Chozick, June 13, 2008: He [Obama] warned that the general election campaign could get ugly. “They’re going to try to scare people. They’re going to try to say that ‘that Obama is a scary guy,’ ” he said. A donor yelled out a deep accented “Don’t give in!”

“I won’t but that sounded pretty scary. You’re a tough guy,” Obama said.

“If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.”

Then, a call for a “good brawl,” perhaps with guns, was just a metaphor. But now it’s not?

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