[Ed. – You mean like the like the teen wearing a Make America Great Again hat who was assaulted and robbed at burger joint? Or like the calls for a mob to kidnap President Trump’s 11-year-old son and throw him in a cage with pedophiles? If so, be advised that those ‘terrible things’ have already taken place. All, moreover, were perpetrated by your side.]
Hostility toward the media at Trump rallies is nothing new. It infected the presidential campaign and has marred every raucous gathering of supporters since the election.
But on Tuesday night in Tampa, the extreme aggression dropped the basement floor another level.
This was a new low. And a scary one at that.
“I’m very worried that the hostility whipped up by Trump and some in conservative media will result in someone getting hurt,” CNN’s much-maligned reporter Jim Acosta noted, as he posted video of the scene:
It showed a sea of worked-up Trump supporters screaming curses at him and aggressively gesturing with their middle fingers.
The New York Times’s Katie Rogers agreed, calling it “as hostile as I’ve seen people.”
Making matters worse was a dark novelty: The emergence at the rally of a cultish group called QAnon. These are the deranged devotees of a supposed government agent who they believe is waging war against the “deep state” that threatens the Trump presidency.
Believers were front and center at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall, as The Washington Post reported.