Conservative commentator and journalist Bill Kristol is speaking out against a video posted by President Trump on Sunday showing him beating up a person with a CNN logo on their face, saying the U.S. is “recapitulating the decline and fall of Rome.”
“The speed with which we're recapitulating the decline and fall of Rome is impressive. What took Rome centuries we're achieving in months,” Kristol tweeted.
The speed with which we're recapitulating the decline and fall of Rome is impressive. What took Rome centuries we're achieving in months. https://t.co/4TVXc4C5Ex— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 2, 2017
Kristol joins a growing group of journalists condemning the president’s most recent attack on the press.
“It’s not just anti-CNN, it’s anti-freedom of the press, it’s anti-freedom of speech. It is a definitive statement by the president of the United States,” veteran journalist Carl Bernstein said on Sunday.
The president’s tweet is the latest in a slew of tweets attacking the press in the past week.
Trump has recently intensified his rhetoric against the press, tweeting personal attacks against MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, and bashing the media at during a speech at a Washington, D.C. concert honoring veterans.