'Embarrassing': ABC’s Jon Karl slammed after saying attending indoor Trump rally is like 'taking your family to Fallujah'
“This is not like embedding with the Marines in Fallujah,” Karl told the National Journal about attending indoor Trump rallies during the Covid-19 pandemic. “It is like you are taking your family with you to Fallujah.”
Karl specifically criticized a recent event held by the president in Las Vegas, which had prompted plenty of accusations that he setting up dangerous conditions for his supporters and the press.Also on rt.com US military reveals it can't corroborate NYT's story on Russian bounties to Taliban - months after vowing to get to bottom of it
Karl has actually worked as a journalist in war zones, but that apparently has not changed his mind about comparing a political rally in the US to the Iraq War.
“I covered a Trump rally in Colorado Springs. I stood with members of the media while the crowd turned and booed during his bit about ‘Fake News.’ I then got back in the car and drove away without a scratch,” journalist Stephen Miller tweeted in reaction to Karl’s comparison.
“This is embarrassing,” Post Millennial writer Chad Relix Green added.
Former congressional candidate Ford O’Connell tweeted that the riots engulfing many US cities in recent months which many in the media had "turned a blind eye to" are "far more dangerous" than Trump's campaign rallies.
The poor dear. However, having lost a family member in Fallujah, I highly doubt this.— Ann (@datmaven) September 16, 2020
The same people, the exact same people, have a conniption fit if Trump compares some of America's cities to war zones like Afghanistan. But oh yes, a Trump rally is just like Fallujah, that's not hyperbole, no sirree. https://t.co/6GQjjOfArS— Alison Poole, Tribade Triumphalist 🏳️🌈 (@RealAlisonPoole) September 16, 2020
lol did you actually compare a Trump rally to Fallujah?Thank you for your service.https://t.co/flvhtrPzQf— Max Nordau (@MaxNordau) September 16, 2020
Others even took to posting pictures to remind Karl of the difference between the two.
I can see how it's exactly the same. pic.twitter.com/mtVtT7eo5H— mallen2010 (@mallen2010) September 16, 2020
Karl is no stranger to criticizing Trump. He frequently slams him on Twitter, has published a book describing him as “norm-breaking, rule-busting, dangerously reckless,” and has clashed with the president at numerous press conferences.
Following the release of tapes by veteran journalist Bob Woodward in which Trump says he played down the Covid-19 pandemic to avoid causing public panic, Karl asked the president why he "lied to the American people."
The president called it a “terrible question” and said Karl was a “disgrace” to his network.
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