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Donald Trump Will Get Someone Killed In The Media: Unstable Trump Releases Video Of Himself Punching Someone With CNN Logo

July 2, 2017

Where do I begin?

There is no place for violence against the press, and yet I fear from the under-educated in this nation who support Donald Trump, that is exactly where we are headed.  What happened today is simply appalling.  There needs to be calls for the mature members of the Republican Party to join with the rest of us in making it cleat this madness must stop.   This is not the way a democracy operates.

Second, there is something seriously wrong with the mental stability of Trump.  He is a sick person in need of medical attention.

Third, if you had a child, would you allow your kid to act like Trump does?  If we expect our kids to act in accordance with social norms should we not expect the same from our president?

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES tweeted today at 9:21 A.M. a 28-second video of himself punching someone whose face is covered by the CNN logo. The altered video is from one of his appearances 10 years ago on WWE.

Let me be clear about what has happened.

The President of the United States has just sent his 33 million followers a video of himself pummeling a man covered by the CNN logo.  CNN anchors and reporters — indeed, anchors and reporters from many media outlets — have been threatened and harassed. The president tweeted this message from the comfort of his summer golf home in New Jersey, surrounded by Secret Service. Meanwhile journalists are in the field, across the country and the world doing the work that keeps democracy alive and the essential freedoms we enjoy secure.

The Trump White House keeps telling us the president wants to talk about policy, but the media doesn’t want to cover it. Since June 30, the president has tweeted once about health care — and it was to suggest a new strategy for Republicans. He has tweeted eight times about the media.

The response from CNN was perfectly toned.  “This is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters. Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so. Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is instead involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office. We will keep doing our jobs. He should start doing his.”

There are reactions pouring in from everywhere.

From a Republican in Washington, D.C. the few words sum it up perfectly.  “Lord almighty. It seriously gets worse every day.”

Nancy Pelosi wrote “Violence & violent imagery to bully the press must be rejected. This #July4th, celebrate freedom of the press, guardians to our democracy”.

We should recall that just a few weeks ago, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise  was shot and he now lays in a Washington hospital recovering. The president, at that time, called for the country to unify. He was roundly praised at that time. Republicans and Democrats said it was time to ratchet down the political rhetoric.

But now Trump has crossed yet another slimy new-low where many fear, as I do, that this is an incitement to violence. Trump is going to get somebody killed in the media.

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