Journalists Fire Back at Trump Tweet Accusing Them of Causing War: Outrageous, Gross, Dangerous, Wrong


As President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the media Sunday, reporters went on the defensive, calling out his rhetoric with grave concern.

It started when Trump launched accusations against the press that morning, blasting them as a bunch of “dangerous” and “sick” people with the intent of dividing the public and the capability of inciting war.

“The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE,” Trump tweeted. “They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!”

Journalists pointed out that the president’s words were the real danger.

“This is outrageous,” MSNBC’s Chuck Todd tweeted in response. “I don’t know what else to say to someone accusing me and my colleagues of causing war. I know he’s baiting us to respond. I’m taking the bait in hopes that rational folks realize this is wrong and dangerous.”

New York Magazine‘s Jonathan Chait also jumped in, noting the president was pushing his “enemy of the people” line even further, calling the warmongering charge bizarre.

Check out the range of reactions below:

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