Earlier today, former President Barack Obama, Hillary and Bill Clinton, CNN, and several other Trump critics were sent bombs to their homes and workplaces (which were fortunately intercepted before something more serious happened). President Donald Trump gave an extremely pathetic response to these attacks at first, only to get a standing ovation in a speech at the White House once his team finally told him he needed to at least act like a somewhat convincing president.
But Trump deserves no praise for his statements. In fact, he deserves condemnation because he is directly responsible – and CNN isn’t letting anyone forget it. In response to Trump’s words, CNN’s president Jeff Zucker has just issued a powerful statement that was set to the network’s New York offices. Reminding everyone that these bomb attacks happened due to Trump’s targeting of many Democrats and news networks, Zucker called Trump and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders out by name. He said:
There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media. The President, and especially the White House Press Secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that.”
Statement from CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker: pic.twitter.com/OXyIT6oSLT
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) October 24, 2018
Zucker is absolutely right and that’s why Trump and his corrupt administration are so terrifying. They take absolutely no responsibility for the violent and divisive political climate they have created and as usual, the Republican Party is twiddling its thumbs and doing nothing about it. This was an extremely dangerous incident that could have had dire consequences. And yet, America is stuck with a dismissive president who will only call for more attacks on Democrats and media networks that criticize him.
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