Weeks After Capital Gazette Shooting, Trump’s Back To Calling News Media ‘The Enemy Of The People’

Weeks After Capital Gazette Shooting, Trump’s Back To Calling News Media ‘The Enemy Of The People’

Remember all the calls that we tone down the overheated rhetoric towards the media in the wake of the horrific Capital Gazette newsroom shooting that left five dead? And how President Donald Trump went right back to complaining about how the media was full of “bad people” days later?

Well, Trump now is back to not only constantly railing against the “Fake News Media,” but he’s also re-embraced his attack line that the news media is the “enemy of the people.” And he’s doing it while overseas and a day before meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been accused of killing journalists.

“Unfortunately, no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia over the years,” Trump wrote. “I would return to criticism that it wasn’t good enough – that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition!”

He added, “Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems know how to do is resist and obstruct! This is why there is such hatred and dissension in our country – but at some point, it will heal!”

Following the tragic mass shooting that resulted in the murder of journalists, the president said that journalists “should be free from the fear of being violently attacked while doing their job.” Now, he’s once again calling them a public enemy.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.