CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Trump’s Demonization of Press: ‘Somebody Is Going to Get Hurt’
CNN New Day host Chris Cuomo took exception to President Donald Trump‘s comments calling the press “the enemy of the people,” warning Monday that such confrontational language could lead to violence against reporters.
“I am worried,” admitted CNN media reporter Brian Stelter. “I’m worried because somebody who’s deranged is going to hear this king of language and take action against a journalist, either at a rally or in some more private setting.
“I said this during the campaign, it’s going to happen,” agreed Cuomo. “I don’t want it to happen. Somebody is going to get hurt. It’s just a question of time.”
“If you take someone with a legitimate reason to be upset in the first place, and you pump them up and it starts to become a call to action, somebody’s going to get hurt…” he continued. “What’s he going to say when somebody god forbid comes up to you when you’re walking up with your kids and they get loud, and on that day that reporter doesn’t want to hear it. Maybe it’s a little push. Maybe it’s a fist fight. Maybe something worse. Is he going to own it?”
“It’s just a matter of time,” he warned. “That’s how this stuff works. It works with little kids in a sand box. It works with adults when they’re at a bar drinking. And it works right now with our president who is intoxicated by the idea of beating up the media.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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