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

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?