CNN Forced Off The Air Over Bomb Threat After Trump Posts Incendiary Tweet, Building Evacuated
CNN was forced off the air on Thursday night after a bomb threat disrupted the filming of Don Lemon’s show and prompted the evacuation of the block the network’s building is on.
The threat came in just moments after Donald Trump unleashed an unhinged series of tweets, which Lemon discussed when he finally got back on the air with a rough feed from the street.
Trump was having a rabid multi-tweet meltdown on Twitter last night about various topics, he threw in this all-caps proclamation: “FAKE NEWS – THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE!” Just about half an hour later, the news network announced that it was evacuating its headquarters in the Time Warner building in New York City because someone had sent in a bomb threat.
Lemon said that the fact that the threat followed quickly behind Trump’s tweets was suspicious.
“We don’t know, but the timing is suspicious,” Lemon said. “But we don’t know.”
In October, CNN was targeted with a mail bomb by a Trump superfan known as the MAGAbomber.
Brian Stelter, whose iPhone provided the feed used to broadcast the network around the world, said he didn’t blame Trump.
“That’s the responsibility of the criminal, that’s not the responsibility of anybody else,” he said.
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Could this have been a coincidence? Sure, anything is possible. The last time Donald Trump started going off on CNN in such vicious fashion, one of his supporters tried to murder everyone at CNN.
When the President of the United States declares that CNN is the “THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” and someone threatens to blow up CNN just minutes later, we have a real problem here.
When Donald Trump tweets these specific kinds of phrases, you could almost argue that he was trying to convince his deranged supporters to do something like this. This has gone far enough. It’s time for Trump’s impeachment and removal.