October 19, 2018
So you don’t really have to be a Trump Studies Visiting Professor at Trump University to grasp that Trump’s comments at the Montana rally last night praising Congressman Greg Gianforte (@kikeslammer88) for bodyslamming a Jewish journalist were bait.
This is what he does. He forces media narrative shifts by making seemingly outrageous statements – which are interpreted by normal people as jokes – and knowing that the media’s response to him will vindicate whatever it is he said.
He’s been doing this for over three years, but they just keep gobbling up the bait.
I think this “Trump approves of attacks on journalists” thing is going to run for a long time. Much longer than a normal news cycle. These people have doubled down, tripled down, quadrupled down on outrage mongering, and that’s all they can do now. They are not capable of self-reflection, not capable of asking themselves if responding to a joke with humorless, bitter rage is something that appeals to anyone other than used up old childless women and high-functioning mulattoes with 95 IQs who want to appear as though they have 115 IQs.
This was a crime. Gianforte pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for that body slam of a reporter. Sentenced to community service, treatment for anger management and fined. https://t.co/jGjmK24eZZ
— Steve Thomma (@stevethomma) October 19, 2018
Yeah the Dems are the party of violence.
Trump just applauded an assault on a reporter.
Shocked. I’m just shocked. https://t.co/ynU7FlWXZM
— Nathan Quarry (@NateRockQuarry) October 19, 2018
Trump is a psychopath. With a lot of followers. At Montana rally, Trump praises congressman for assaulting reporter. https://t.co/8ko5oSJgT4
— Jeffrey D. Sachs (@JeffDSachs) October 19, 2018
Trump praises the violent assault of a reporter.
His supporters cheer…
Horrific. He's declared open season on all journalists. pic.twitter.com/tXZ6sRoob0
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) October 19, 2018
— Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) October 19, 2018
This is shocking and chilling, especially in light of the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Trump has praised Congressman Greg Gianforte for his violent assault on a Guardian reporter: https://t.co/k6KcqTW11d
— Katharine Viner (@KathViner) October 19, 2018
Ready for this? Trump just hit a new low. While at his #MAGAmob rally tonight he praised GOP Rep Gianforte’s body slam of a journalist. He’s applauding the assault of a journalist. WaPo journalist Jamal Khashoggi was just assassinated. He’s giving a thumbs up to Saudi Arabia.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 19, 2018
Amazing, after calling Dems the party of mobs and violence, Trump is now praising and complimenting Greg Gianforte for "body slamming" @Bencjacobs
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 19, 2018
The US has slipped two years ago and is in free fall – #Trump now praises a physical assault against a US @guardian reporter, possibly instigating madmen and rulers around the world to do the same and worse. Black day for the free press. #endarkenment https://t.co/2kPoMTQIeT
— Christian Schwägerl (@chrschwaegerl) October 19, 2018
Trump has praised Congress member from Montana who violently attacked a reporter as “my guy”. Is it any wonder he defends #Saudi regime which is suspected of killing journalist #JamalKhashoggi? Remember he has described media as “enemies of the people” https://t.co/okAFQgAma6
— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) October 19, 2018
And Gianforte and his staff lied about the incident to smear Ben. Only reason Gianforte got caught is because there was a tape. Nothing tough about jumping a reporter for asking you a substantive question. Just unhinged. https://t.co/nM4gvSNgnh
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) October 19, 2018
The incompetence and thoughtlessness is just astonishing.
Someone has to be thinking:
But I guess if some minority is thinking that, they can’t say it because of the NPC meme. They would get mobbed for disagreeing with the consensus that outrage is always good and that everyone loves it when they, without any hint of self-awareness, completely lose their minds over bad orange man’s jokes.