Last night, Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Montana for Matt Rosendale, the Republican running against Democratic Sen. John Tester. And what Chris Cillizza heard sent chills up his spine:
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 6, 2018
Trump’s speech on Thursday night contained a number of genuinely dangerous lines, lines no president before Trump would even considering uttering among a small group of friends — much less in front of thousands of people. Below, then, are the 11 most dangerous lines Trump said last night — and why each one poses a real risk to the body populace.
As you’d expect, there’s no shortage of pearl clutching in Cillizza’s piece. But one particular beef of his stands out as especially egregious:
4. “They are so dishonest. Fake news. They’re fake news media.”
Eight days ago, a man walked into the Capital Gazette newsroom in Maryland and murdered five staffers. His motives were his own — he held a grudge against the paper for its over of a criminal harassment claim against him — and had nothing to do with Trump’s repeated rhetorical attack on the media as “fake.” Full stop. That said, one might think that in the wake of such violence committed against reporters, the President of the United States might be more mindful of savaging the media to a crowd of his supporters. That would be the responsible thing to do. That isn’t what Trump did.
After everything we’ve learned about the Capital Gazette shooting, Cillizza is still trying to make it about Trump.
CNN blaming Trump for something that had nothing to do with Trump at all pic.twitter.com/TqxUMAS8Uf
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) July 6, 2018
"an insane man who had personal issues shot up a local newspaper, therefore all media should be free from criticism and any criticism on unethical, overly biased reporting should be unacceptable."
nice try, but no.
— Zeppelin Balls-Vanderpump (@SkepticalAFboii) July 6, 2018
The coin of the realm today is victimhood and journalists will grab it any way they can.
— AgainstTrumpDude (@TheAmishDude) July 6, 2018
Pretty f*cking sick.
This mental illness that believes the more you're seen as a victim the higher moral ground you have is the most misguided thing i have ever seen, and to see a whole org like CNN try to do that on the dead bodies of 5 reporters is a whole new low
— Mujahed (@kebejay) July 6, 2018
Maybe the real reason Cillizza is so disturbed by Trump calling the MSM “dishonest” and “fake news media” is that it forces him to admit that Trump’s right about him.