Election 2020

Good to Know: Trump Assures Journalists That He'd Never Kill One of Them

President Trump. Source: Ninian Reid / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Come on, you were all wondering about this…

Days after pushing back on allegations that Russian President Vladimir Putin has killed journalists, Donald Trump assured a rally here that despite his hatred of the press, he would “never kill them.”

Holding his second Christmas themed rally where he spoke flanked by lighted wreaths and entered and exited the stage to the tune of Christmas classics, Trump assured that he “would never kill” journalists. He then sarcastically added:

“Uhh, let’s see,” pausing as if to think if there would be circumstances under which his unequivocal “never” would change.

As the crowd laughed and turned their eyes to the media, Trump became serious once more: “No I wouldn’t. I would never kill them, but I do hate them. And some of them are such lying, disgusting people, it’s true.”

The longest traveling bad stand-up open mic performance in history continues without the audiences ever getting tired, it seems. I’m no full-time Trump scold, and there’s never a bad time to take the press down a peg or two, but at some point one has to worry about what this guy would do with the launch codes and the Joint Chiefs at his disposal.

Of course, episodes like this only fuel the enthusiasm of Trump’s devotees, who view every Tourette’s-like word burp of his as evidence that he is a “fighter.” Give him credit, he’s certainly defeated impulse control.

If America is lucky, they’ll all keep chuckling so hard they will forget to vote in the primaries.

If any were ever planning on doing so.