So Long Civility! Ten Celebs, Journos, Politicos Who Wished Trump Dead



New York Times Columnist Ross Douthat

In February 2016, conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat tweeted: “Good news guys I’ve figured out how the Trump campaign ends:” (The link led to a clip from the movie The Dead Zone, in which a politician is nearly assassinated). The following day, Douthat apologized for his comment, and deleted the tweet.

Mexican drug lord El Chapo was not the only one to threaten Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Presidential candidates are no strangers to violent words and even assassination attempts from heated laymen and the mentally unbalanced. Rarely, however, do celebrities, journalists and fellow politicians — from both sides of the aisle — engage in the type of violent rhetoric that has been spewed against Donald Trump during his campaign.

Sadly, entertainment media has contributed to the problem. For example, in one episode of South Park, a politician closely resembling Donald Trump was raped and murdered by the opposition, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The Huffington Post’s Jesse Benn also explicitly advocated violence against Trump, writing: “Whatever your personal beliefs regarding violent resistance—there’s an inherent value in forestalling Trump’s normalization. Violent resistance accomplishes this.”

To those who eschewed his call to “violent resistance,” Benn urged, “Don’t be that liberal.”

Check out the following slides to see ten examples of the violent anti-Trump rhetoric.

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