For the last two years, we’ve been treated to the media’s self-victimizing perception of Trump’s supposed hatred for journalists.
They even, disgustingly, blamed him for the shooting at a Maryland newspaper, in which five newspaper employees were killed. (The shooter was motivated by what he believed was slander once published about him in the paper, not Trump.)
Now, there is very good reason to believe a journalist from the Washington Post was murdered by the Saudi government.
Trump has made no bones about his low regard for the Washington Post, a clearly left-leaning publication that he demonizes for both its biased reporting and being owned by Jeff Bezos.
So, how do you think he has responded to the murder of one of their journalists?
Like any head of state ought to.
He’s promising retaliation, plainly stating that no American journalist should ever have to fear murder at the hands of a foreign government.
Even journalists he likely disagrees with. So, tell me again about his “war on the press”?
Western Journal reports:
President Donald Trump is threatening tough action if Saudi Arabia is found to have killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen alive since he entered the Saudi embassy in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
On Saturday, CBS released a video clip from Trump’s “60 Minutes” in which he spoke about the issue.
“There will be severe punishment,” Trump told Lesley Stahl in the interview, set to air Sunday.Advertisement - story continues below
Although multiple media reports have said that Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, is presumed to have been killed by the Saudis, Trump said the facts are not all in.
“It’s being investigated, it’s being looked at very, very strongly, and we would be very upset and angry if that were the case,” the president said.
This is what a strong leader looks like. It is to his great credit that he is able to take this firm stance and consistent with his short history of being very tough when it comes to foreign policy matters.
The press will likely overlook this admirable indication of Trump’s character, but in promising to retaliate against the death of a WaPo journalist, he embodies the American spirit that is in sore need of revival in our nation.
We may vehemently disagree with our ideological opponents here at home, but when it comes to foreign threats, it’s always us against them, and we need to stick together and defend our own. At last, we have a President who is willing to do this.