Politics

CNN Editor Literally Puts Crosshairs On President Trump

CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza posted a gif containing crosshairs over the image of President Trump on Tuesday while he was celebrating the hard work that police officers face everyday in this country, reports The Daily Caller.

The original tweet read, “Donald Trump, pointing to heavens to commemorate police officers killed in the line of duty,” and showed green crosshairs over the president’s face.

Cillizza later deleted the tweet and insisted that he did not add the crosshairs himself — rather, he blamed the GIF service used by CNN.

The crosshairs tweet is eerily similar to a map of political opponents posted by Sarah Palin. Journalists accused Palin of inciting violence against those opponents and even blamed her for allegedly inspiring the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Cillizza’s tweet follows a trend of violent rhetoric from members of the media, including CNN analyst April Ryan recently joking about getting into a fist fight with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace suggesting she wants to choke Sanders.

This is just another prime example of CNN and other major news networks out there being obviously anti-Trump and are not even trying to cover it up anymore and using violent rhetoric or images to get their anti-Trump agenda across.