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 Velshi getting shot with a rubber bullet in Minneapolis pic.twitter.com/Oo8e05QoZn
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 24, 2020
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 (@ndrew_lawrence) September 24, 2020
ya but Biden sometimes calls an early lid
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) September 24, 2020
Why isn’t this on the front page of every newspaper right now? Just because he repeats it over and over doesn’t make it less shocking and a threat to our press, our constitution and democracy.
— Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) September 24, 2020
Glorifying violence on journalists: a cornerstone of authoritarianism
— Go Dodgers (@StudMcCuvy) September 24, 2020
This is some delusional shit
— Henry (@HenryP1009) September 24, 2020
Despicable and low life does not do him justice. Can you imagine his pain at getting hit by that same projectile?
— JOHN PAVLOSKY (@jpav98) September 24, 2020
Yet @realDonaldTrump had to defer military service because of a “bone spur.” He shouldn’t really be talking about what hurts.
— Ankur Dave, MD (@AnkurDaveMD) September 24, 2020
OMG. Like frat boys. Or five year olds. Who laughs at a person getting hurt? Only this president. So hard to watch.
— Marissa ⭐️ (@TheNotoriousMBG) September 24, 2020
Provocateur in a diaper
— Exploding Tree Singh, MD 🌊 (@LabyrinthWeaver) September 24, 2020