Is President Trump Inciting Violence Against The Media? | Connecticut Public Radio

Is President Trump Inciting Violence Against The Media?

Aug 6, 2018

The Washington Post, in The Fact Checker database they've kept since the 2016 electionnotes an increase in the number of false or misleading claims the president has made in recent months while traveling the country to campaign for Republicans running in summer primaries.

These claims are accompanied by what some see as an increasingly menacing climate of hate that has been intensified by the presence of  newly emboldened conspiracy theorists that feed on the president's criticism of the press as enemies of the people.

Some think the president will have blood on his hands if a journalist is injured or killed. 

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Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.