Trump Is NOT Calling For Civility; He’s Calling On Media To Be Nicer To Him
In less than one day, the President has managed to twist multiple pipe bombs sent to people who oppose him politically to something where he’s the victim.
And mainstream media is the responsible party or at least reaping what they’ve sown. Not him. That started at a rally in Wisconsin where he scolded mainstream media saying it needs to “stop the endless hostility and constant negative — and often times, false — attacks and stories”. And then intensified in an early morning Tweet full of Caps (for emphasis!):
Why is this surprising and significant? Because we always thought his attacks on the media — while disgraceful and dangerous — were kind of a calculated political game. Like he’d fire a broadside at the “failing New York Times” and then sit down with them for an exclusive interview the next day.
But we don’t think so anymore. That Tweet is the product of someone who is truly delusional and playing with dynamite; not a savvy political player.