President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Our Fellow Americans Are Not Enemies, Mr. President

Last year, on several occasions, Donald Trump used his twitter feed to attack me. Shortly after one of those tweets, some of his supporters showed up at our house to threaten me and my family.

The President of the United States labeling the American media an enemy of the American people is a terrible, uncalled for antic that will do more harm than good. I have seen what Donald Trump’s twitter antics can push unstable people to do. I have lived it. My family has lived it.

Calling reporters “enemies” is not wise. I may disagree with the reporters, I may think they are biased, and I may even think they are serving more as opposition to the President than fair and objective reporters. I am regularly and routinely critical of reporters and media bias. Watching the President take after the press yesterday was a guilty pleasure. But they are Americans and they are neither my enemy nor the President’s enemy nor the enemy of the American people.

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Erick Erickson

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