We expected Trump would be, shall we say, uncomfortable after Alec Baldwin epically sent up his word salad-y press conference on Friday announcing his fake national emergency. In case you missed it last night, watch here.
But none of us expected this unhinged response earlier this morning.
Nothing funny about tired Saturday Night Live on Fake News NBC! Question is, how do the Networks get away with these total Republican hit jobs without retribution? Likewise for many other shows? Very unfair and should be looked into. This is the real Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2019
I had to read this twice to believe it. The president of the United States has called for “retribution” against a media outlet for daring to criticize him.
Let there be no mistake about it—Trump has announced in capital letters that he does not believe in the First Amendment. This tweet is the act of a dictator. Imagine if a Democratic president tweeted this about Fox or Newsmax. It would be dangerous and wrong then, just like what 45 said today was wrong and dangerous.
I have not, and will not, have any respect for Trump. I don’t give him the dignity of calling him “Mr. President” because he doesn’t deserve it. Tweets like this are why.
It cannot be stated enough—this tweet is the act and sentiment of a wannabe dictator.