LIBERALS RESPOND: CNN Chief Slams Trump For Media Attacks; Pelosi, Schumer Say Trump Response Is “Hollow”

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CNN chief Jeff Zucker is criticizing the White House for what he calls “a total and complete lack of understanding” about the seriousness of attacks on the media.

Zucker tweets that President Donald Trump and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have shown “no comprehension” that their words matter.

Some at CNN are angry that Sanders’ first statement on the explosive devices did not mention CNN as one of the targets, although a later tweet by her did so.

CNN is also upset that a fundraising letter that attacked CNN was sent out Wednesday by the Trump campaign, after CNN’s New York headquarters was evacuated. Trump’s campaign chairman later apologized for the message, which he said was pre-programmed and automated.

Trump’s campaign rallies frequently include chants of “CNN sucks.”

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Meanwhile, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement after President Trump made remarks on suspicious packages sent to Democratic leaders and CNN:

“Once again, we salute the heroism of America’s first responders as they work to counter the outrageous mail bomb attacks.

“We listened with great interest to the President’s remarks this afternoon. We all take an oath to support and defend the constitution and protect the American people, and that is our first responsibility.

“However, President Trump’s words ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence.

“Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions: expressing support for the Congressman who body-slammed a reporter, the neo-Nazis who killed a young woman in Charlottesville, his supporters at rallies who get violent with protestors, dictators around the world who murder their own citizens, and referring to the free press as the enemy of the people.”

(AP / YWN World Headquarters – NYC)




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  1. As I remember things, the organized attacks on “media” originated with the pro-Democrat media. They attacked such things as Fox News in a style similar to (if not even more extreme) than Trump attacks them. It is just that Trump was actually able to usurp and gain popularity from what the pro-Democrat media actually started.

    And as we seen that personal confrontations against Republicans even during personal time was orchestrated from “on top” in the Democrat world.

    So maybe the Democrats should first examine themselves and how they “started” this “cycle of violence”.