At his Thursday rally in Jacksonville, Florida, President Donald Trump once again mocked MSNBC reporter Ali Velshi for getting shot by a rubber bullet in Minneapolis.
"They say it hurts. That is only going 52 miles per hour. A bullet goes about 2000 miles per hour." -- Trump on Ali… https://t.co/bGaIM1Vdpt— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1600990333.0
The president's seeming glee at violence against press figures triggered an avalanche of anger on social media.
Trumps made shooting journalists a central plank of his campaign https://t.co/PApsvHGHEY— Andrew Lawrence (@Andrew Lawrence)1600990869.0
@ndrew_lawrence ya but Biden sometimes calls an early lid— Jesse Lehrich (@Jesse Lehrich)1600991160.0
@atrupar Why isn’t this on the front page of every newspaper right now? Just because he repeats it over and over do… https://t.co/euKKmEV016— Jennifer Taub (@Jennifer Taub)1600990924.0
@atrupar Glorifying violence on journalists: a cornerstone of authoritarianism— Go Dodgers (@Go Dodgers)1600990465.0
@atrupar Despicable and low life does not do him justice. Can you imagine his pain at getting hit by that same projectile?— JOHN PAVLOSKY (@JOHN PAVLOSKY)1600990671.0
@atrupar Yet @realDonaldTrump had to defer military service because of a "bone spur." He shouldn't really be talking about what hurts.— Ankur Dave, MD (@Ankur Dave, MD)1600991088.0
@atrupar OMG. Like frat boys. Or five year olds. Who laughs at a person getting hurt? Only this president. So hard to watch.— Marissa ✪ (@Marissa ✪)1600991312.0
@atrupar Provocateur in a diaper— Exploding Trumppopotamus Singh MD 🌊 (@Exploding Trumppopotamus Singh MD 🌊)1600990441.0