Americans for Trump are choosing to ignore all the “red flags” that are waving right in front of their faces. Apart from everything else we’ve seen…denigrating immigrants, including natural born citizens…verbally slamming protesters at his rallies…name calling any and all challengers…Trump’s henchmen, paid with taxpayer dollars, are strong arming the media.
Not a huge fan of the media myself, this is still America where freedom of speech is a constitutional right. The fact that for the first time in modern history, reporters are penned in like cattle at Trump rallies…is approaching what Middle East dictators have been doing for decades. Government control of the media. Yesterday’s altercation between a photographer and one of Trump’s guards is disturbing in that he continues to manhandle the other man even when he’s flat on his back.
Today, Trump’s surrogate New Jersey governor Chris Christie threw his weight around by refusing to answer questions not to his liking. Imagine if he’d become president?
Chris Christie held a press conference in New Jersey today and got pretty testy with reporters who asked him “off-topic” questions.
Christie announced his nomination for the New Jersey Supreme Court and had said ahead of time he only wanted on-topic questions. When one reporter tried to ask permission to ask an off-topic question, Christie said, “I won’t permit you to, I told you that there’s only going to be on-topic questions today, so permission denied.”
One reporter tried to ask Christie about another state issue, and Christie shot him down. When asked why not take the question, Christie said, “Because I don’t want to.”
…Josh Feldman/Media ITE
As I’ve said before, President Obama would be ballyhooed if he refused to answer questions so dismissively.
Why are Trump and Christy getting away with attempts to suppress the media? Because they’re a couple of…