Journalists ‘Will Get Injured or Possibly Killed’ Due To Trump’s ‘Incendiary’ Press Criticism

August 7, 2018

During Sunday’s edition of MSNBC Live With Alex Witt, the panel engaged in some serious hyperbole while discussing President Trump’s most recent tweet declaring the press the enemy of the people with two predicting that his “incendiary” rhetoric towards the press will lead to someone in the media to “get injured or possibly killed.”

Guest host David Gura spoke to writer and documentary filmmaker Chris Whipple, who recently wrote a book called The Gatekeepers: How The White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency. Whipple changed the subject away from a Trump tweet surrounding the infamous Trump Tower meeting to another tweet President Trump sent out on Sunday morning describing the media as “very dangerous & sick!”

Whipple described the President’s tweet as “outrageous,” “incendiary,” and “dangerous,” adding: “It’s only a matter of time if he continues before someone will get injured or possibly killed. And I agree with Bret Stephens that if that happens, blood will be on Donald Trump’s hands.”

According to Whipple, not only will the President have blood on his hands but his entire inner circle will also bear responsibility for any hypothetical violence against a member of the media, ruling that “this is also on them.” Whipple stressed that President Trump’s inner circle has a “responsibility to tell Donald Trump that this is outrageous” because “it’s right out of Joseph Stalin’s playbook, someone is going to get killed.”

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This article was posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 8:40 am

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