Nothing gets by Donald Trump.
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar penned an op-ed in the Washington Post on Wednesday titled, “This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders.”
The article was quickly noticed by the Trump team. Abdul-Jabbar slammed Trump for his “attitude toward women,” and for what he calls Trump’s “political crime” against the First Amendment by intimidating journalists.
Later that day, Trump wrote back – literally.
Trump’s note reads:
Now I know why the press always treated you so badly — they couldn’t stand you. The fact is that you don’t have a clue about life and what has to be done to make America great again!
Abdul-Jabbar immediately reacted, calling Trump’s response “the best, though inelegant, support for my claims.”
“Here again, [Trump] attacks a journalist who disagrees with him, not by disputing the points made but by hurling schoolyard insults such as ‘nobody likes you,'” Jabbar wrote.
“Look behind the nasty invective and you find an assault on the Constitution in the effort to silence the press through intimidation.”
Leave aside Abdul-Jabbar’s laughable claim that he’s a “journalist” just because he wrote an opinion column in a newspaper. No matter what the former Lew Alcindor might think, just having an opinion and the pull to get it printed doesn’t make a “journalist” any more than setting up a hoop in the back yard makes someone an NBA hall-of-famer. (In the modern American media, though, his confusion is understandable.)
Trump supporters might argue it’s the mainstream media that’s abusing the First Amendment through their untruthful and biased reporting, and Trump’s working his way around the MSM – even if he has to barrel right through it.
H/T: The Blaze.
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