Video: Trump Condones Death Threats Against Journalist Who Profiled His Wife
In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer last night, Donald Trump was asked about the horrific death threats and antisemitic hatred his supporters have been sending to journalist Julia Ioffe after her profile of Melania Trump was published in GQ Magazine.
And Trump refused to say a single word to discourage his followers. In fact, he incited them even further, saying about Ioffe and other journalists, “They shouldn’t be doing that.”
Blitzer: You hated this article in GQ about your wife Melania. Julia Ioffe wrote it. Since then, some of your supporters have viciously attacked this woman, Julia Ioffe, with antisemitic attacks, death threats. What’s your message to these people when something like that happens?
Trump: I’ll tell you, I haven’t read the article, but I hear it was a very inaccurate article and I heard it was a nasty article. They shouldn’t be doing that with wives, I mean they shouldn’t be doing that.
Blitzer: These death threats that have followed these antisemitic…
Trump: Oh, I don’t know about that. I don’t know anything about that. You’ll have to talk to them about it.
Blitzer: But your message to these fans is?
Trump: I don’t have a message to the fans.
Let’s face it. He knows exactly what he’s doing when he refuses to condemn threats against journalists, or violence at his rallies. He’s trying to bully and threaten people out of criticizing or protesting him, like a true fascist.