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Axios Co-Founder: Trump’s Comments About Reporters ‘Despicable, Extremely Deceptive, Dangerous’

Jim VandeHei, the co-founder of Axios (and before that Politico), unloaded on President Donald Trump on Twitter in response to his Tuesday night rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

Trump spent the better part of his 78-minute, stream-of-consciousness speech railing against the “sick” and “crooked” media, calling reporters “liars” who “don’t like our country” and are “trying to take away our history and our heritage.”

VandeHei took to Twitter in response to the president’s attack to issue a message to his “family/friends who support Trump,” calling his comments “despicable, extremely deceptive, dangerous”:

VandeHei then mentioned Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped in 2002 by terrorists in Pakistan and later beheaded:

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