On Friday Donald Trump posted one of his most offensive tweets to date. And that’s saying something. The Twitter president continues to use the social media site as a means of lashing out against his critics. His latest tweet sinks to a new low by calling some of those critics “enemies.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017
To be clear, Trump is referring to the people who practice the only profession explicitly protected in the Constitution. He is maligning thousands of dedicated truth-seekers who gave their lives to expose corruption, brutality, and deception. For all its flaws, and there are many, the press is an indispensable component of liberty in a democratic society. The toxic repulsiveness of his comment cannot be understated.
The fundamental value of the media is something that Donald can never understand. Either that or he understands it all too well, which explains his hostility toward it. His repulsive tweet stirred responses from Twitizens who were justifiably outraged. Here a re few of those responses aggregated under the trending hashtag #NotTheEnemy:
JFK on the press, and the presidency, in a free society. Watch. pic.twitter.com/dsr61wEeo4
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 18, 2017
— Jim McGovern (@RepMcGovern) February 18, 2017
— Heather Todd (@EasternViolet) February 18, 2017
— manno (@voodoodaddie) February 18, 2017
— Ben Joyal (@notapirateben) February 18, 2017
— Liz Gumbinner (@Mom101) February 17, 2017
— Jane A (@JaneA2020) February 18, 2017
I love that King Klown has rallied the true patriots to defend freedom of the press. The press is #NotTheEnemy. People who attack it are.
— tanya rankle (@rankled2) February 18, 2017
— RoadrunnerTalent PR (@RoadrunnerTalen) February 18, 2017
— glasshalffull (@kevinfla3) February 18, 2017
The Media is #NotTheEnemy
– Donald Trump is Americas enemy pic.twitter.com/htgzXoG3ZQ
— Chris Smith (@Lilyachttty) February 18, 2017
— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) February 18, 2017
Why does Trump always speak as if he missed civics class in elementary school? Free Press is Not Our Enemy #NotTheEnemy
— Robert Conway (@RobertMConway) February 18, 2017
— Kathleen Bade (@KathleenFOX5) February 18, 2017
— Alex Berg (@AlexfromPhilly) February 18, 2017
I am the enemy of people who call Americans the enemy of the American people. #NotTheEnemy
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) February 18, 2017
— Alexandra Cruz (@Alexandra_Cruz_) February 18, 2017
— Sulome Anderson (@SulomeAnderson) February 18, 2017
— Mark #TheResistance (@MarkCM07) February 18, 2017
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