President Donald Trump received a harsh public scolding by MSNBC anchor Katy Tur for his continuing attacks on journalists.
The MSNBC anchor played a clip of President Trump’s Thursday campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
“Yeah, we get it, you don’t like us. Fine. But do you have to put our lives in danger?” Tur asked.
“The president continues to call the press the enemy of the people, even after four journalists and one sales assistant were shot dead in a Maryland newsroom by a man who was angry with what they factually reported about him,” she noted.
“Even after the publisher of The New York Times stressed to him in a private conversation that his words were putting journalists in mortal danger,” Tur continued. “Even after CNN white house reporter Jim Acosta was shouted down and taunted in a rally the other night in Florida.”
“And even after the president’s own daughter, at least publicly, disagreed with her dad.
Tur then played a clip of first daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump saying she did not view the press as “the enemy of the people.”
“I’m glad someone in the administration said this out loud with a camera recording,” Tur said. “I hope she implores him to tone it down, because either he doesn’t get the problem or he does not care.”
Tur spoke of the abuse she personally receives.
“Sadly, the harassment and threats are not stopping,” she reported. “What you do not see are the nasty letters or packages or emails, the threats of physical violence. ‘I hope you get raped and killed,’ one person wrote to me just this week.”
“Raped and killed,” Tur repeated. “Not just me, but a couple of my female colleagues, as well.”
“In case you want to argue this has nothing to do with the president, the most recent note I got ended with MAGA,” Tur explained, referring to the commander-in-chief’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Tur urged those within the administration to stop Trump’s attacks on a free press, “before it is too late.”
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