John Cusack: “I hope this keeps up ’til Trump flies away in a f’-ing helicopter”

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John Cusack …recently called for Congress to once again take up impeachment proceedings against President Trump over the coronavirus. “We need to remove Trump from power to save lives,” the Hollywood star wrote in March. “Impeach him again.”

“I hope this keeps up till trump flys away in a fucking helicopter – it’s time – people should NOT swallow another moment of fascism.  Fight till he’s gone.” John Cusack

The goal of all this trash talk? Simple enough: to eat away at the press’s credibility. CBS reporter Lesley Stahl said Trump admitted as much to her shortly before the 2016 election:

“He said, ‘You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all, so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you.’ ”

This disrespect from the top has emboldened politicians at every level to falsely cry “fake news” when they don’t like a story. It has deepened the public distrust in the news media. It has even caused the United States to slip down in the international rankings of press rights.

“Trump tapped into hostility that was already there, and he has piled on and made it worse,” said Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

That hostility stemmed, at least in part, from a sense that the press is just another elite institution that many Americans are convinced doesn’t represent their interests or share their values.

Trump has urged them to hate the press — and apparently, many have heeded him. (Press critic and media scholar Jay Rosen of New York University has identified Trump’s “brand promise” to his base as essentially, “Watch, we will put these people down for you.”)

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4 Comments on "John Cusack: “I hope this keeps up ’til Trump flies away in a f’-ing helicopter”"

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Reeby
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Reeby

The press just needs to keep doing their job reporting truth. This is even more important since we have such a “Liar in Chief.“

Mick owens
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Mick owens

Maybe he will just “disappear like magic”.???

Edith Anderson
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Edith Anderson

We should only be so lucky.

chris whitley
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chris whitley

Yes they need to keep telling the truth. In this country there has been a war on the press for years. And it’s been the right going after the left. For years. Trump has just made it come to the front of the room.