For many social media users, the obliviousness of Wolf Blitzer was just too much.
The longtime CNN anchor found himself brutally mocked this week after remarking on the preparations that some Washington DC-based businesses were making in the run-up to the 2020 election.
Here’s the tweet that kicked it off:
I never thought I would see so many buildings here in the nation’s capital boarded-up on the eve of a presidential election in anticipation of possible unrest. And it’s not just in DC. It’s happening in New York, Los Angeles and elsewhere around the country. So sad! pic.twitter.com/fmPnUBbr8T
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) November 1, 2020
Trump 2020 director of communication Tim Murtaugh responded, “These buildings are not boarded up to protect them from Trump supporters. The left is threatening violence as a final act of extortion before the election.”
Donald Trump Jr. called Blitzer a “clown” and blasted the liberal media for causing unrest.
“You’re a clown. I never thought I’d see an entire main stream media complex lie so badly and pour so much fuel on fires to cause this type of unrest,” Trump Jr. wrote. “You a-holes and your liberal agenda built that.”
Others chimed in as well, relaying their belief that CNN’s hyperbolic infotainment was part of the problem.
“And it will be 100% Democrats. Riots are an expected response from the Democrat base when they don’t get their way. Worth reflecting on that fact, including CNN’s prominent, despicable role in creating such hysteria,” conservative talk show host Buck Sexton responded.
“Bet they’re not preparing for Republicans to riot,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, wrote.
“This is your fault. Drumming up the insanity of the left with the lies your network has pushed for years,” political satirist Tim Young responded.
And these are but a few of the more eloquently-worded responses to Blitzer’s tweet, with other users assessing the situation in terms far more blunt than we are comfortable reprinting.
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