Remember back when a guy in a Donald Trump van was sending bombs in the mail to everyone that Donald Trump was attacking during his Twitter meltdowns? That guy is now in jail where he belongs, but it turns out Trump – predictably – hasn’t learned anything from the experience.
As Donald Trump was having a rabid multi-tweet meltdown on Twitter tonight about various topics, he threw in this all-caps proclamation: “FAKE NEWS – THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” Just about half an hour later, CNN announced that it was evacuating its headquarters in the Time Warner building in New York City because someone had sent in a bomb threat.
Could this have been a coincidence? Sure, anything is possible. The last time Donald Trump started going off on CNN in such vicious fashion, one of his supporters tried to murder everyone at CNN. Trump’s tweet tonight was another de facto attack on CNN, and everyone knows it, because he directs these phrases at CNN the most often. When the President of the United States declares that CNN is the “THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” and someone threatens to blow up CNN just minutes later, we have a real problem here.
Thankfully, this bomb threat doesn’t appear to have involved an actual bomb, as CNN is back on the air, and is reporting that law enforcement gave it the all-clear to re-enter the building. But considering what keeps happening when Donald Trump tweets these specific kinds of phrases, you could almost argue that Donald Trump was trying to convince his deranged supporters to do something like this. This has gone far enough. It’s time for Trump’s impeachment and removal.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report