Trump condoning political violence against reporter

 
 
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https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a23927018/president-trump-praise-greg-gianforte-assault-reporter-montana/

Every time you think this man can't stoop any lower, he somehow does. And all while he's refusing to take action against a man living in America being killed for reporting on Saudi human rights abuses and corruption. Pathetic.

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We've been heading towards this moment for a long time. Donald Trump, American president, has for years endorsed violence from the rally podium, encouraging his supporters to punch protesters in the face and offering to pay their legal bills. Trump has long demonized the free press as The Enemy of the People, and described journalists in dehumanizing terms like "scum." He has blithely suggested he "hates these people"—reporters—but "would never kill them," a disgusting way to put the idea on the table.

So it was inevitable that we would arrive here. This week, his White House was reportedly working with the government of Saudi Arabia to absolve Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of involvement in the disappearance and reported murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is a U.S. resident. On Thursday night, Trump took the stage for a rally in Montana and put a bloody icing on the cake.

The President of the United States just praised his political ally for assaulting a member of the press, the same week that president's possible role in covering up the murder of a green-card-holding journalist comes under serious examination. (It was not enough that Trump may be covering for the Saudis because of his business interests, a conflict that would put him in violation of the Constitution and his oath of office.) Trump is referencing the incident where Congressman Greg Gianforte of Montana body-slammed a Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs, the night before he won a special election to his seat last year. Gianforte was charged with assault and pled guilty to a misdemeanor.
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The president is allowed to criticize the media. I do that all the time.


 
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The president is allowed to criticize the media. I do that all the time.

It's not criticism.

Also presidents surrender certain civil liberties when they become president.


 
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The president is allowed to criticize the media. I do that all the time.

It's not criticism.

Also presidents surrender certain civil liberties when they become president.
*social liberties

the president is free to criticize anything they want, but they receive different social backlash than a normal person for it


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The president is allowed to criticize the media. I do that all the time.
This guy is actually so opposed to trump he says the stupid shit trump supporters say so that we won't ever think trump is alright


 
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at this point any news that comes from his rallies is shit not worth paying attention to because it's him distracting from other headlines

what better way to draw heat off of his alleged support of Saudi Arabia? Better insult reporters

what better way to draw heat off of his shit meeting with Pootie-kun? Better do *insert whatever*

classic Trump moves, and sadly the media falls for it every damn time, and of course it's worth condemning, but damn, a catch 22 all around



edit: no that's not me saying be complacent because that's the most dangerous thing to do
Last Edit: October 19, 2018, 11:52:34 PM by Luciana


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
at this point any news that comes from his rallies is shit not worth paying attention to because it's him distracting from other headlines

what better way to draw heat off of his alleged support of Saudi Arabia? Better insult reporters

what better way to draw heat off of his shit meeting with Pootie-kun? Better do *insert whatever*

classic Trump moves, and sadly the media falls for it every damn time, and of course it's worth condemning, but damn, a catch 22 all around



edit: no that's not me saying be complacent because that's the most dangerous thing to do


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