After revealing the “obviously racist” and anti-Semitic social media user who created the video of President Donald Trump body slamming CNN, the reporter has been flooded with death threats.
Jared Yates Sexton, who teaches writing at Georgia Southern University, reported Sunday that Trump shared a meme that was created by Reddit user who goes by “HanAssholeSolo.”
This person has often used his account to post racist and threatening comments, including one where he identified Jewish employees at CNN earlier this month.
Since revealing the meme’s creator, Sexton said on Monday that he has received a number of threats, many of them with Nazi themes.
“Now articles are showing up on Neo-Nazi websites, there are videos spliced with Goebbels telling me not to test his patience,” Sexton tweeted. “That one also has footage from Natural Born Killers of a journalist being executed by shotgun. On forums, under my tweets, there’s a list of excerpts from newspaper articles about journalists being slaughter, the details gory.”
CNN guest Ana Navarro warned that the president’s tweets will eventually incite violence and that is was only a matter of time.
“This is just going way too far,” the conservative commentator said. “The president of the United States is inciting violence against the free press. In America, we cannot stand for it.”
“This environment is the creation of the man in the White House,” Sexton said. “There are valid criticisms of the media, many on point, this isn’t that. When you start calling a group of people enemies of the country, this is what happens. When you call them scum, this happens.”
“Everyone keeps bringing up the shooting in Virginia,” Sexton said. “In a way, they’re right. That’s what happens in this environment. This shouldn’t be a country where these violent instincts are cultivated and encouraged. We’re at a real tipping point right now.”