This morning Trump seemed to promote violence against CNN. He tweeted an old video clip of him performing in a WWE professional wrestling match, with a CNN logo superimposed on the head of his opponent. Trump is shown slamming the CNN avatar to the ground and pounding him with punches and elbows to the head. Trump added the hastags #FraudNewsCNN and #FNN, for “fraud news network.”
Last night Trump used a portion of his speech at the Celebrate Freedom rally at the Kennedy Center to denounce the press. “The fake media is trying to silence us, but we will not let them. The people know the truth,” Trump said. “The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president and they’re not.” He drew a standing ovation from the crowd, which waved miniature American flags.
Earlier this week Trump posted a crude tweet blasting the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” who have been critical of him.
Trump is accelerating his attack on the press. He's mobilizing his supporters against any criticism of him in the media. It's a blatant attempt to intimidate news anchors, producers, writers, and editors.
This is an overt assault on freedom of the press, the cornerstone of our democracy. All of us must stand up against this.
What do you think?