Not long after Donald Trump attacked the Boston Globe on his Twitter account on Thursday, the newspaper received a bomb threat that forced them to step up security.
According to Boston 7 News, “There is an increased police presence at The Boston Globe’s headquarters after a bomb threat was made against the newspaper Thursday in wake of a tweet that was sent out by President Trump, officials said.”
Luckily, the news agency reports that the threat against the newspaper is not “super serious,” but that isn’t stopping the FBI from looking into it.
The Boston Globe, which was sold to the the Failing New York Times for 1.3 BILLION DOLLARS (plus 800 million dollars in losses & investment), or 2.1 BILLION DOLLARS, was then sold by the Times for 1 DOLLAR. Now the Globe is in COLLUSION with other papers on free press. PROVE IT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
Somebody is going to get hurt
The entire rationale for Thursday’s push by newspapers all across the country was to defend the free press from the dangerous attacks being lobbed against them by the president of the United States.
Instead of celebrating journalism, even if he doesn’t always like the reporting, this weak and insecure president again went on the attack – and just hours later, one of America’s leading newspapers received a bomb threat.
As Trump’s presidency continues to be buried in scandal and legal trouble, the White House has stepped up its attacks on the free press. At his rallies and on social media, Trump has talked about the media in disgusting and dangerous terms.
It’s only a matter of time before somebody gets hurt, and when that happens, the president of the United States will be directly responsible.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.