President Trump is calling for civility to return once again to political discourse amid continued bomb scares throughout the country.
During a campaign rally in Wisconsin, the president said all those in the political realm, especially those on the Left and mainstream media, should cease hyperbolic and aggravating rhetoric.
“Those engaged in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as being morally defective. You have to do that,” Trump said, as the BizPac Review reports. “The language of moral condemnation and destructive routine — these are arguments and disagreements that have to stop.”
Throughout Trump’s time in office, liberals have compared him to dictators like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Over recent months, Democrat lawmakers, chiefly Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Senator Cory Booker, have called for their supporters to “form crowds around” and “get up in the faces of” their political opponents.
Trump said people are answering these calls for action and incivility. And, it appears the violence is escalating.
“No one should carelessly compare political opponents to historical villains, which is done often. We should not mob people in public spaces or destroy public property,” he continued.
The president also said the media ought to also do what they can to help alleviate political tensions, not wedge them further.
“The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories. Have to do it.”
Trump’s call for civility comes amid bomb scares throughout the country as a number of people have received suspicious packages.
Here’s more, from ABC News:
Trump said at the White House: “This egregious conduct is abhorrent to everything we hold dear and sacred as Americans,” adding that the “full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible to justice.”
He said his administration is “extremely angry” about the incidents, adding that “the full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to justice.”
Pres. Trump begins Wisconsin rally by addressing suspicious packages: “Any acts or threats of political violence are an attack on our democracy itself.” https://t.co/ezk6gtzNOE pic.twitter.com/N9p0rvIzfO
— ABC News (@ABC) October 25, 2018
Pres. Trump: “The media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative and oftentimes false attacks and stories.” https://t.co/qH8IC9Essr pic.twitter.com/LLXuq6XxbB
— ABC News (@ABC) October 25, 2018
President Trump similarly responded to the suspicious packages over social media where he said “fake news” was partially to blame.
“A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News,” Trump tweeted on Thursday morning. “It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!”
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
As BizPac Review reports, the president’s words seem to have fallen on deaf ears as liberals and members of the mainstream media are continuing to blame Trump and are presuming the bomb scares were committed by one of his supporters.