Recently, Donald Trump’s attacks on the media took a chilling turn when he tweeted a video showing him “beating up” CNN — a clear message to supporters that it’s open season on the press, as we would see from his representatives’ numerous attempts to excuse The Donald’s awful behavior as President and as a human being.
Now his son is getting in on the action.
On Saturday, Junior retweeted a video meme showing “CNN” getting blown up by a missile. Rather than condemn the violent suggestion that the media be attacked, he praised it calling it “one of the best I have seen.” He even threw in a couple of American flags because violent attacks in an attempt to suppress the first Amendment is ‘Murika as F*CK:
— Old Row (@OldRowOfficial) July 8, 2017
The video was created by right-wing propaganda outlet “The Daily Caller’s” chief video editor Richard McGinniss but was also posted on Old Row’s Twitter feed.
— Richie McG (@RichieMcGinniss) July 7, 2017
Naturally, Americans stopped by to tell 45’s favorite son to go f*ck himself with something rusty — you know, ’cause he just encouraged the use of explosives to fight an enemy his father completely made up by screaming “FAKE NEWS” enough times:
This one’s better 😂 pic.twitter.com/FaMYoDZ1Kf
— Laura Sesana (@lasesana) July 8, 2017
your dad’s going to prison
— Graham Linehan (@Glinner) July 8, 2017
You really prove the point that money can’t buy class
— nancy mal (@njm4250) July 8, 2017
Nice, you juvenile huckster. How Christian of you. How typical of incoherence you an father share. Great to incite violence against media.
— donholt99 (@donholt99) July 8, 2017
— Putin’s Beotch (@PBeotch) July 8, 2017
You want to see people being killed ???
— Scraggs (@scraggy78) July 8, 2017
Do you condone violence?
— Michael Abromowitz (@FootballExpert) July 8, 2017
Why do you hate the first amendment?
— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker) July 8, 2017
You know you’ll never be his favorite, right?
— Thomas Cantwell (@AstoriaTom) July 8, 2017
There is seriously something wrong with you.
— Denise (@driggio4) July 8, 2017
— Della Cooper (@DellaCooper3) July 8, 2017
You are more simple minded than I thought.
— Partners (@TapiaandJim) July 8, 2017
Hopefully, Trump Jr.’s tweet will not incite his already violent and hateful followers more than his father and right-wing media already do. Hopefully, the constant attacks on CNN — which now include encouraging the Stupid Part of America to play with explosives — do not lead to a body count. But then we’d have to trust conservatives to choose not to use violence as a response to their problems, real or perceived.
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