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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

(108,596 posts)
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 03:23 PM Feb 24

Joe Biden gives the media a desperately needed lesson about Donald Trump

The most disturbing thing I’ve ever heard a president say did not come from Donald Trump.

It came from Joe Biden. Speaking with reporters in California on Thursday, the president said this about Donald Trump. “Two of your former colleagues not at the same network personally told me if he wins, they will have to leave the country because he’s threatened to put them in jail,” Biden told Katie Couric. “He embraces political violence,” Biden said of Trump “No president since the Civil War has done that. Embrace it. Encourages it.”

Perhaps I should have been shocked at the revelation that Trump, should he return to power, would jail reporters. I wasn’t of course. I had to fight him (and beat him) three times in court during his first administration to keep my White House press pass. I had already privately heard Trump’s threats. It was just disturbing to hear Joe Biden confirm it publicly.

I have already been jailed four times trying to defend my First Amendment rights when I covered a criminal case in Texas years ago. I spent a total of about two weeks in jail for that and do not want to repeat my experience. I am not alone. There are at least a dozen reporters in this country who’ve done the same thing: gone to jail to protect their rights. We call ourselves the First Jailbirds Club.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/joe-biden-gives-media-desperately-110005932.html

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Joe Biden gives the media a desperately needed lesson about Donald Trump (Original Post) Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 24 OP
When the Orange Menace says what he's going to do, if elected, then I believe him. stage left Feb 24 #1
If he gets elected again, Mr.Bill Feb 24 #2
Agreed Ojerly Feb 24 #3
These are people who will vote for the Leopards Eating People's Faces Party ShazzieB Feb 24 #5
And the minute he thinks they've disagreed with him or are inconvenient to him, they'll be arrested. SharonAnn Feb 24 #6
It won't be just Trump's DENVERPOPS Feb 24 #4

stage left

(2,967 posts)
1. When the Orange Menace says what he's going to do, if elected, then I believe him.
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 05:33 PM
Feb 24

I hope these journalists believe it as well. Keep stepping it up, Mr. President, and speaking the truth about the would-be dictator.

Mr.Bill

(24,393 posts)
2. If he gets elected again,
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 05:46 PM
Feb 24

there will be no free press. This is something not to forget in November.

And it's ironic, but I doubt the right to bear arms will last long, either.

Ojerly

(21 posts)
3. Agreed
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 05:57 PM
Feb 24

I've argued this point with the MAGATS, Gravy Seals, and the Meal Team 6 types. All believing that the Mango Mussolini won't do that. They fail to see that the American Oligarchy runs the Republicans and won't stand to have the peasants be able to rebel.

ShazzieB

(16,705 posts)
5. These are people who will vote for the Leopards Eating People's Faces Party
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 06:07 PM
Feb 24

And then whine and complain that they didn't think the leopards would eat THEIR faces!

When somebody tells you who they are, you should believe them. TSF has told us who he is over and over, but some people will never believe him until it's too late. That's why those of us who know who and what he is have to work hard to spread the word and GOTV in November!

SharonAnn

(13,785 posts)
6. And the minute he thinks they've disagreed with him or are inconvenient to him, they'll be arrested.
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 06:21 PM
Feb 24

DENVERPOPS

(8,938 posts)
4. It won't be just Trump's
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 06:00 PM
Feb 24

sadistical, revengeful, psychopathic, retribution towards anyone and everyone he feels hasn't shown total loyalty to him, but he will have Putin and other despots to give him ideas of how to be a proper Tyrant....

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