In typical mainstream media fashion, the press has once again refused to cover certain news or stories, reports The Daily Caller News Foundation. This is one of many reasons why the media regularly faces criticism from conservatives and supporters of President Trump.
A Closer Look at the Trump-Hitler Comparison
During remarks at the Friendship Baptist Church, Rep. Hank Johnson decided to share his personal thoughts about the president of the United States. As one might guess, his commentary was not at all complimentary.
Johnson delivered the following statements to his audience:
“Americans, particularly black Americans, can’t afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump. Hitler was accepting of violence towards the achievement of political objectives. Trump encouraged violence against protesters at his rallies, and his messaging about Charlottesville — that there were bad people on both sides — sent a powerful message of approval to the far-right racists in America.”
You can watch for yourself here:
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA): "Donald Trump and his Make America Great Again followers…are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early. Their life spans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart." pic.twitter.com/YYmwopUZDm
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 3, 2019
Apparently, outlets such as CNN and MSNBC did not cover Johnson’s commentary. However, Fox News did; on Thursday night, ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ ‘Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream,’ and ‘Hannity’ reported the obscene comparison between President Trump and Adolf Hitler.
The Demonization of President Trump
Comparisons between Trump and Hitler are common talking points of individuals who dislike the president of the United States. Trump’s critics, like Hank Johsnson, have ongoingly referred to him as a racist without any substantial or supportive facts. Quite frankly, it’s gotten extremely old, especially to Americans who are able to look at facts and evidence from objective standpoints.
What do you think of Johnson’s statements about the president? Why do you believe the mainstream media chose not to cover it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.