As we mourn a colleague, Trump celebrates violence against a journalist – The Washington Post
If there was any doubt as to why the Saudis might think the leadership of this country would look the other way on the atrocity they are alleged to have committed against our colleague Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump erased it Thursday night.
The president of the United States, who has long referred to journalists as enemies of the people, celebrated an act of violence against a reporter on U.S. soil — to cheers and laughter from his supporters.
At a rally in Missoula, Mont., he commended Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) for assaulting a reporter last year during a special-election campaign. The congressman was sentenced to community service, anger-management classes and a small fine for attacking reporter Ben Jacobs of the Guardian, who had had the temerity to ask the candidate about the Republican health-care bill.
“Any guy that can do a body slam, he’s my kind of — he’s my guy,” Trump told the crowd at the rally. This, mind you, is the same president who keeps howling that Democrats are turning into violent mobs.
Only dictators and despots call the press in general ‘an enemy of the people’.
This is one HUGE step into FASCISM, and absolute control of all branches of government, all courts, and all mass media.