Donald Trump Jr. called out CNN reporter Jim Acosta for the media’s dismissal of nasty and violent rhetoric toward the President and his family.
On social media Wednesday, Acosta voiced his displeasure with the President mentioning yesterday’s attempted bombings against prominent Democrat politicians but failing to note the one sent to CNN headquarters in New York.
Not only did Trump slight the news organization, he explained, but the President also went on to criticize the media. Because in Acosta’s world, the threats now mean the media is immune to criticism.
CNN’s resident drama queen took this as some sort of a wink and a nod to Trump’s base that while bombs being sent to the Obamas or the Clintons were terrible, he’s willing to let the one to CNN slide.
Trump talked about the bombs sent to former public officials at his rally in Wisconsin. But once again he didn’t mention CNN. On top of all that he criticized the “media” for coverage he doesn’t like. And, of course, he took no responsibility for his own rhetoric.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 25, 2018
Trump Jr. Fires Back
Donald Trump Jr. immediately fired back at Acosta, calling out the media’s long sordid history of portraying his father and his own family as racists, bigots, Nazis, xenophobes, Islamaphobes, and everything in between.
The President’s son demanded Acosta answer as to where he and his media colleagues were when violent rhetoric, followed by violent actions, were directed at the Trump family.
Jim, did you or your colleagues take any responsibility for your rhetoric in constantly calling my family Racists and Nazis for 2 years when my wife actually opened an exploding envelope of white powder intended for me? What about when it happend to my brother? https://t.co/TpMTk17x9W
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 25, 2018
Seriously, where was the media when a Bernie Bro opened fire on a baseball field in a harrowing assassination attempt on Republican lawmakers? An attack that should have led to the ultimate ‘let’s calm down’ moment.
They even attacked the Trump family.
When the Trumps Were Victims of Terrorism, Nobody Cared
Since President Trump took office, he’s been a constant target of liberal violence. Not simply words. Not simply Madonna wanting to blow up the White House, or Kathy Griffin staging a beheading, or Johnny Depp saying he should assassinate the President.
The Democrat party has a monopoly on violent and extreme rhetoric.
Sometimes, those violent sentiments were followed by actions specifically targetting the Trump family.
Does anyone even remember the white powder sent to then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign office in April of 2016?
Trump Jr. for his part, was victim to a similar scare when a letter also containing a white powder was sent to his apartment, resulting in his wife and three others being hospitalized as a precaution.
Eric Trump claimed the entire family received letters of that nature. In March of 2016, his wife Lara was the target of an anthrax hoax.
While those threats are practically mirror images of this week’s bomb attempts, there have been other violent acts that the media turned a blind eye toward.
Then there was a lunatic who shot up Trump National Doral Hotel in Miami. Did the media cover that and sympathize with the President and his family and friends? Did they stop criticizing him because the actions of a dernaged person means he’s no longer subject to criticism? Of course not.
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 25, 2018
President Trump and those associated with him have been the victim of far more terrorist attacks than the media, CNN, and Jim Acosta. But that won’t stop them from portraying him as responsible for the violent behavior, while they continually dramatize their own perceived peril.
In reality, it’s the media that has stoked these fires by ignoring the violence on one side of the aisle.
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