Neil Cavuto on Outrage Over Trump’s CNN Tweet: People Need to ‘Calm Down’

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Fox News’ Neil Cavuto––who’s been on record before criticizing some of President Trump‘s tweeting habits––said today that the reaction to Trump’s latest anti-CNN tweet is too overblown.

“I just think that people need to calm down,” he said. “I’m not a fan of the President going off-message on tweets. Having said that, everyone needs to take a chill pill.”

Brunell Donald-Kyei, a former Trump campaign diversity outreach co-chair, said she didn’t see it as advocating violence, adding that most people probably “pretty much thought it was funny, it wasn’t a world-ending tweet.”

CNN’s response to the tweet yesterday said, in part, “It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters.”

Cavuto brought up the Shakespeare in the Park Julius Caesar production and Kathy Griffin, while Donald-Kyei brought up the problem of dangerous, overheated rhetoric on the left when it comes to going after Trump.

Cavuto did say he would prefer Trump to stay on-message with his tweets. Donald-Kyei said she would personally advise the President to show some restraint, but also said it’s nice to have a “human being” in the office of the presidency instead of a “robot.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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