Mainstream media has been far too quick to blame President Trump’s rhetoric for a series of bombs sent to left-wing figureheads, asserts Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review. Currently, the person that sent pipe bombs to Obama, the Clintons and George Soros remains unknown. Pointing the finger at conservatives is just partisan behavior, as no proof of their guilt currently exists. Additionally, liberal outlets are hypocritical to do so, as they rarely hold the aggressive rhetoric of left-wing people to the same standard. When a Bernie Sanders supporter attacked a Republican representative, they urged people to stay calm and not to jump to conclusions.
President Trump presenting Democrats and journalists as the enemies of the people set the stage for the recent bombing attempts against them, holds Charles Blow of The New York Times. His aggressive rhetoric has spread fear and anger among large parts of the country. Recently, Trump suggested that the migrant caravan in Latin America was full of criminals and that Democrats had instigated it. Neither claim is true, but they served to rile up his supporters. Presenting people and entities he doesn’t like in such a dramatic fashion, making people feel threatened by them, can lead to someone taking justice into their own hands. Trump’s words are dangerous.