Morning Joe suggests Trump’s criticism of media will cause terrorist attack

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According to “Morning Joe,” Trump supporters could engage in terror attacks against the media.

Conservatives and others who support President Donald Trump need to realize that the so-called “mainstream media” hates them.  Consider this nugget from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” which suggested that Trump’s supporters could engage in terrorist attacks after the president called liberal media outlets enemies of the American people.

According to Newsbusters:

Monday, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, political analysts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann began a segment by hammering President Trump’s tweet on Friday criticizing the media again as “fake news” and an “enemy of the American people.” Heilemann linked Trump’s comments to the possibility of inciting a terror attack similar to the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing.

Heilemann drew lines between this and fears of a similar attack happening against members of the media:

Look, he’s been waging war on the press for a while but I have to say this language is, you know, really far outside…”Enemy of the people” is pretty far outside the standard Republican play-book of attacking people like Nick Confessore of The New York Times and other places...Joe, my question for you is, you know, we all — I think most people at this table were alive and politically conscious at the time of the Oklahoma City bombings…Every time that Donald Trump uses this kind of language I always worry that it’s an incitement to – elements of our country that are – that might go ahead and do something when the President of the United States calls the press the enemy of the people. That they might take that seriously. Does that concern you?

Scarborough answered, alluding to members of the media receiving threats as a result of Trump’s negative comments concerning them: “I know a lot of people love to re-tweet all of the death threats that they get and all the nasty things that they get, but when you receive tweets every day and somebody is threatening your life and they talk about lynching you and your family after President Trump has his way with the media, this happens over and over again and I don’t think there is anybody that is in the media that doesn’t hear that every day. So, yes, there are unbalanced people on the left, there are unbalanced people on the right, there are unbalanced people that support Donald Trump as well. So, yeah, this is very, very dangerous.”

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Here’s video, courtesy of MRC:

“There’s a President who, from the second he got into office, was lying…As Jesus said, I mean, you know, don’t throw stones if you live in glass houses. This man lives in the biggest glass house there is when it comes to a disconnection from truth. So to attack the media and then say they are enemies of the people, is beyond the pale,” Scarborough added.

Barnacle responded:

“You know Joe, the media, my view is that, we need no defense. Our defense occurs each and every day that a newspaper is printed in a big city or a small town in this country…But the evidence is in what we have done through history help bring wars like Vietnam to full focus for the American people, help people on an everyday basis. The problem here, the danger here, I would submit, is when he says the fake news media is the enemy of the American people. That’s a slow slide to immigrants are the enemy of the American people. Unions are the enemy of the American people. People in Massachusetts and New Hampshire or any other state that didn’t vote for me, Trump, are the enemy of the American people. It’s a slow slide to that I would submit.

Got that? If you support Trump and you agree that the media is being dishonest, then you’re no different than the guy who blew up the Oklahoma federal building.

And they wonder why more people trust Trump to tell them the truth than the media…


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