Just a sample of the sad scene we faced at the Trump rally in Tampa. I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in somebody getting hurt. We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy. pic.twitter.com/IhSRw5Ui3R
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 1, 2018
Courtesy of The Independent:
Donald Trump supporters have been filmed hurling sustained abuse at journalists following one of the US president’s “Make America Great Again” rallies.
Footage showed a crowd surround a perimeter fence separating the press from the public after Mr. Trump had finished his speech at the Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday evening.
As security looked on, supporters wearing MAGA hats and holding signs peddling popular right-wing conspiracy theories jeered and swore at the assembled press, with many of the mainly white crowd holding up a middle finger.
One Trump supporter showed off an “F*** the media” T-shirt, while others could be heard branding the press “a piece of s***” and shouting, “Stop lying”.
One woman appeared to swear at Jim Acosta, a CNN news anchor, while shouting: “Hey Jim, you suck!”
A handful of supporters showed off signs peddling popular right-wing conspiracy theories.
It’s like watching sharks tear the flesh off of a whale carcass.
Donald Trump has not only tapped into the ugly underbelly of American culture but he has further incited them into a mob of crazed sycophants who would likely cause grave physical damage to anybody who they believed wanted to remove him from office or report on his wrongdoings.
Mark my words, it is only a matter of time before one of these ignorant POS murders or maims a journalist for simply doing their job.