Hating Trump Reaches New Heights [OPINION]
Add the self-proclaimed "King of All Media" to the list of people wishing harm to those who have exercised their right to free expression by supporting the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
That's right, the vile and overrated Howard Stern is wishing death upon the masses by suggesting Trump and his followers get together for a televised rally “and all take disinfectant and all drop dead.”
It was all of you Stern fans who paid for a subscription to his program that made him rich, and now he wants you dead.
Meanwhile, another Hollywood actor has proven that you don't have to have a medical degree in the land of make-believe to get media coverage for making a medical diagnosis just as long as the patient is Donald Trump. Uncredentialed Bryan Cranston got tons of ink for his tweet about the mental state of the President and his followers.
“I've stopped worrying about the president's sanity. He's not sane. And the realization of his illness doesn't fill me with anger, but with profound sadness," Cranston tweeted. “What I now worry about is the sanity of anyone who can still support this deeply troubled man to lead our country."
Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard!
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-California) went so far as to suggest that 50,000 Americans would not have died from the coronavirus had Trump been impeached and removed from office earlier this year.
But perhaps the best "blame Trump" narrative of the week comes from New York Magazine writer Olivia Nuzzi, who asked Trump during a press availability on Monday, “If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War, does he deserve to be re-elected?” The question was obviously a trap designed to elicit a reaction from Trump but he was too smart to take the bait.
If I were Trump, I'd cash my next paycheck and use it to build a moat complete with alligators around the press room.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.