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Trump mum on real ‘Enemy of the People’: Darcy cartoon

February 22, 2019

Trump mum on real ‘Enemy of the People’: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio-- The same week President Trump called “Saturday Night Live” and The New York Times the “Enemy of The People”, he has remained silent on the arrest of a man prosecutors called a “domestic terrorist” plotting a mass killing of journalists and politicians critical of Trump.

Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Hasson was arrested on gun and weapons charges, but prosecutors told the court, that is just the tip of the iceberg they’ve uncovered.

According to prosecutors, “The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that intended to affect government conduct.”   Hasson had compiled a horde of weapons he plotted to use to carry out the mass murder of journalists, politicians and if he could find a way, everyone on earth.

Hasson had a hit list that was a who’s who of journalists from MSNBC, CNN and Democrat members of Congress.   Hasson had also sought information on the residences and security protection of U. S. Supreme Court Justices.

A self-professed white supremacist and 30-year skinhead, Hasson idolized mass murderer Anders Breivik, who killed 77 fellow Norwegians in two terror attacks in 2011.

In addition to building an arsenal of assault weapons, Hasson built up a stockpile of steroids.  He planned on using the drugs to enhance his performance when attempting to kill the likes of Joe Scarborough, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, Chris Hayes, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to name a few targets.

Hasson, and the Trump supporter who attacked a cameraman at a recent rally, are an example of the unhinged people Trump is recklessly inciting when he relentlessly labels journalists and comedy shows like SNL “The Enemy of The People”

“The phrase ‘enemy of the people’ is not just false, it’s dangerous”, wrote New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger. “It has an ugly history of being wielded by dictators and tyrant who sought to control public information.  And it is particularly reckless  coming from someone whose office gives him broad powers to fight the nation’s enemies.”

Trump will be talking to one of those tyrants Sulzberger speaks of, when he meets with Kim Jong Un a second time next week.   

It has also been reported this week that the Trump administration would like to give our nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.  Maybe Trump thinks his fellow authoritarian, the  Crown Prince, needs something more than a bone saw to deal with the so called “enemy of the people.”

None of Trump’s predecessors liked their press coverage either, including Barack Obama.  But none of them stooped to calling the free press in the greatest democracy on earth the “enemy of the people.”   

If Trump can’t handle an SNL skit or reporters armed with nothing more than notebooks,laptops and facts, he fits the political definition of a “Snowflake.”