Trump: "Democrats produce mobs, Republicans produce jobs. Hashtag. Right? That's called hashtag. That's a new hashtag. That's a hot one."
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 20, 2018
— Neeners777 (@marygribbin809) October 20, 2018
The very civil crowd cheers very civilly when our civil president brings up Gianforte body slamming a reporter
More civil cheering when he says attacking reporters helps republicans win elections pic.twitter.com/tvNHOrBvmz
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) October 19, 2018
Reporter: "Do you regret bringing up, last night at your rally, the assault on a reporter by a Congressman?"
President Trump: "No, not at all … That was a different league and different world." pic.twitter.com/vHvGbRsMOy
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 19, 2018
In a couple weeks, Trump is going to be raving about how the guys who worked the bone saw. "Really manly. You ever cut off a limb? Wow, that's a lot of work. Takes a lot of muscle. Those are my kind of guys."
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 19, 2018
Steve Scalise was the guy shot and almost killed at the Congressional baseball practice:
He wasn’t “ribbing” Gianforte, he was praising him. He said Gianforte’s body-slam made Gianforte “my kind of – he’s my guy.” He then acknowledged, “I shouldn’t say this.” Then he told Gianforte, “There’s nothing to be embarrassed about.” https://t.co/H6NhFNF0R0
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) October 19, 2018
They specifically tasked him to do it because doing so serves as an innoculaton against the obvious response to the absurdity of the statement.
— CavsKermit (@JbkJbk1234) October 19, 2018
Partly entertainment, partly incitement. It's ENTERCITEMENT! https://t.co/IferzN6dE9
— Schooley (@Rschooley) October 19, 2018
“Only one party in this country is calling for violence against me and my professional colleagues. And they just might be onto something!” https://t.co/dG5ziY6iPM
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 19, 2018
The president of the United States is covering up the murder of one journalist, celebrating the assault of another, and accusing his political opponents of being an illegitimate mob. And your key question is “will voters support this message at the polls?” Word?
— jamelle g-g-ghoulie ? (@jbouie) October 19, 2018
More than that, it's OK for Americans who care about a free press to have a strong tribal reaction to journalists being murdered. https://t.co/Md3mBNnYE9
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) October 20, 2018
People wonder how the Germans, Serbs, Rwandans and others could do what they did. But they’re no worse than us. People are the same everywhere: Evil individuals walk among us. What keeps them in check are things like law, norms and traditions. What unleashes them is a demagogue. https://t.co/0C85bR0mEY
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 19, 2018
Five dead in Annapolis can’t opine on this, but if we had enough national honor left to speak for them, we’d say the President of the United States is unfit to serve our republic. But we have nothing. We are done. https://t.co/FR5IVVFpEF
— David Simon (@AoDespair) October 19, 2018