On Thursday, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump has never promoted violence, but on Sunday, Trump tweeted a video showing him beating up CNN.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during the White House Press briefing four days ago, “The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.”
By Sunday, this is what the President was tweeting:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 2, 2017
Nothing that comes out of the mouth of anyone who works for this White House can be taken at face value and believed. Trump has a long history of promoting and encouraging violence, and Sunday’s tweet fits into one of Trump’s favorite categories of encouraging violence against journalists and the press.
This is not what any president should do in a democracy. The White House lies. They don’t tell the truth. Trump is encouraging violence against the press because he does not believe in the First Amendment. The President’s tweet portrayed a presidential act of violence against the free press.
It doesn’t get much more violent and disturbing that what Trump tweeted on Sunday morning.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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