Columnist Mike Barnicle fretted on “Morning Joe” Monday that Donald Trump’s attacks on the media are just a “slow slide” from attacks on immigrants.
“The media, in my view, we need no defense,” Barnicle stated. “Our defense occurs each and every day that a newspaper is printed in a city or small town in this country.”
“The evidence is in what we have done through history — help bring wars like Vietnam to full focus for the American people, help people on an everyday basis.”
“The problem here, the danger here, I would submit, is when he says the fake news media is the enemy of the American people,” he continued. “That’s a slow slide to immigrants are the enemy of the American people. Unions are the enemy of the American people. People in Massachusetts and New Hampshire or any other state that didn’t vote for me, Trump, are the enemy of the American people.”
“It’s a slow slide to that I would submit.”