Donald Trump Jr. said on Thursday that the media has built up Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and that if Republicans acted the way Clinton has, the media would be “warming up the gas chamber” for them.
“The media has been her number one surrogate in this,” the younger Trump told radio host Chris Stigall on 1210 WPHT radio in Philadelphia. “Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They’ve let her slide on every in-discrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing.
“If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now.”
Donald Jr. is the Butthead to his brother Eric's Beavis. And now has opened his mouth and inserted his deplorable anti-Semitic foot. Junior's frequent re-tweeting of alt-right memes and messages is more than accidental. The guy is toying with flaming anti-Semitism as if it's a joke. It isn't funny, it is downright disgusting and offensive in its insincerity.
I shouldn't have to debunk his argument either. The media has been the absolute antithesis of Pro-Hillary bias. There's absolutely no question that the MSM has been exceedingly complicit in providing Trump, not Hillary, with free advertising while giving him a pass by grading everything he does on a curve. The flagrant double standard was undeniable even by NBC executives like Andy Lack, as evidenced by last week's Commander In Chief Forum.
On a conference call with John Podesta just now, a reporter asked him for reaction to that statement. He called it "factually inaccurate," as well as "insensitive and divisive."
He added, "It's probably consistent with the rhetoric he heard around the house growing up."