Following a scare at a Donald Trump rally in Nevada that led to the Republican nominee being rushed off stage, reporters took to blaming Trump for creating a violent environment at his rallies.
Politico chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush, who has sent parts of stories to Clinton staffers for approval before, was the most active in this blaming. (RELATED: BREAKING: Trump Rushed Off Stage Following Security Threat In Reno, Nevada)
Thrush tweeted, “Thank god Trump is okay. Hopefully he’ll tamp down the negativity and discourage confrontation at his events by singling out reporters etc.” He shortly thereafter deleted the tweet.
He then said he deleted the tweet because of negative responses towards it and continued to focus on Trump encouraging violence at his rallies. Daily Beast writer Olivia Nuzzi also tweeted, “Remember: Trump helped foster a climate of violence at his rallies. In February, he promised to cover legal fees for his violent fans.” Thrush retweeted that comment and wrote “+1.”
The Los Angeles Times fired a journalist Thursday for wishing death upon Trump.