Trump just ratcheted up attacks on CNN day after foiled CNN mass shooting

Yesterday, in a harrowing near-miss, a Michigan man was arrested after threatening a mass shooting at CNN, according to WGCL-TV. The man, who hailed from a Detroit suburb, made 22 calls to CNN, unleashing a litany of threats on the news outlet frequently targeted by Trump.

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“Fake news. I’m coming to gun you all down,” the man said. “”I’m smarter than you. More powerful than you. I have more guns than you. More manpower. Your cast is about to get gunned down in a matter of hours.”

“I am coming to Georgia right now to go to the CNN headquarters to f*cking gun every single last one of you.”

This morning, completely obtuse to the fact that a major media outlet was nearly the victim of a domestic terror attack, Trump continued his hateful campaign aimed at CNN in a targeted early morning attack.

Notwithstanding the fact that Jim Acosta did not “agree,” but was simply quoting a White House aide who said the words, “Trump wins again… Schumer and Dems caved,” and misattributing the quote to the CNN anchor, Trump completely disregards the fact that his words are actively being used as fodder to commit dangerous attacks on American citizens.

Of course, the link between Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric and the terror threat are unmistakable. The President has been vocally critical of the news outlet, lambasting the network as “fake news,” the exact words used by the Michigan man who threatened to “gun down” the newsroom.

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Just last week, Trump awarded CNN a “Fake News Award,” the pathetic byproduct of a President more obsessed with spewing incendiary vitriol than actually governing the country that was mired in a shutdown less than one year into his presidency.

Trump has also frequently targeted the cable news network in countless tweets, including his most “popular” one depicting him “beating up” CNN in a WWE-style wrestling match.

As Trump continues to launch attacks on our free press, there will undoubtedly be blood on his hands should any of these vile threats ever come to fruition. In no uncertain terms, the President of the United States is promoting a terror attack on members of the American media as the result of his provocative, targeted hate speech.

If Trump has been one thing during his calamitous tenure as President, it is consistent in his utter ineptness to lead this country effectively for even a single moment.

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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.