That it was a high profile member of the press makes the statement louder, but any member of the press would be just as reprehensible.
And it's not just that Ali Velshi of MSNBC was...SHOT. Or that Trump lied about what he was shot with -- that it wasn't just "a cannister," but actually a rubber bullet -- since getting SHOT with anything is critical. Or that this was a member of the press exercising his rights according to the First Amendment to inform the public. Or that he described it as "a beautiful sight.
No, it's ALL THAT along with -- perhaps most of all -- Trump trying to claim this as "law and order."
All the rest is despicable enough on its own. But it's the trying to position this as "law and order" that explains clearly the foundation of Trump's fascism.
Actually, this is doubly fascist -- supporting violence and supporting an attack against a major power base like the press. But, since Ali Velshi is from Canada and a Muslim, for all I know, based on his past actions, Trump was giving even more xenophobic support to it, making this a trifecta in fascism.
And that's the bottom line: This from Trump was so utterly horrible -- not because of how thoughtless and cruel it was, but for how much it demonstrates clearly his fascist beliefs.
And it must be repeated, as always -- this is not about Trump, we know who he is. This is about the elected members of the Republican Party who enable him, are silent in all this, show their support and are complicit.
And 204,118 Americans dead, so far.