Mentioning a president getting assassinated is one of most serious actions someone can do. While we may not agree with everything a president does or says, we should never normalize making threats to the individual leading this country. You wouldn’t want the pilot of your plane to die while you were midflight because you disliked him, would you?
As such, anyone who does make a threat to assassinate — or even suggests it — should be charged and held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. In this particular case, that means CNN should be sued and defunded immediately.
As the nation prepares for President Trump, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer is dreaming up situations in which Trump is assassinated and the Obama administration can keep power under marital law or by appointing someone from his inner circle.
On the Wednesday, Wolf Blitzer aired a segment they labeled as “Developing Now,” where he discussed what would happen if Donald Trump and Mike Pence were blown up or killed.
Blitzer introduced the segment saying, “What if an incoming president and his immediate successors were wiped out on day one?” and from there, CNN contributor Brian Todd took over to outline the line of succession if an attack blew up the inaugural dais, killing both Trump and Pence.
CNN indicated that if Trump and Pence were killed, the current Secretary of State would take over, which is John Kerry. The situation would be sticky, Blitzer argued. They also argued that if Kerry did not assume office, then it would either be the Speaker of the House — Republican Paul Ryan — or Obama’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon.
While a majority of the country looks forward to Trump assuming office, CNN and Blitzer are airing segments where they are entertaining the idea of our incoming president and vice president being assassinated so that Obama could (somewhat) assume power.
Entertaining this idea is the very definition of treason. Do you think that CNN should be punished for their reckless actions?