On Friday's episode of C-SPAN, a caller threatened Don Lemon and Brian Stelter on the air.
The caller identified themself as "Don from State College, Pennsylvania." He called in to express his support of Trump's anti-media rhetoric. He said,
"It all started when Trump got elected. [Stelter and Lemon] don't even know us. They don't even know these Americans out here and they're calling us racist because we voted for Trump.They started the war. If I see 'em, I'm going to shoot 'em. Bye,"
Brian Stetler tweeted about the incident and included a recording of the phone call.
Threats against reporters on the rise. We decided to broadcast one of those threats on today's @ReliableSources, so… https://t.co/vvl80YT825— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1533485683.0
People are outraged.
@TAINA56 @brianstelter @ReliableSources @IvankaTrump @realDonaldTrump @PressSec @GOP Not only is it not ok, but peo… https://t.co/akw41i0O6x— Sunshine Daydream🌎 (@Sunshine Daydream🌎)1533498266.0
@brianstelter @ReliableSources It is frightening to watch our president continue to call our press "the enemy of th… https://t.co/mDZzX5vqVi— Just can't stay silent (@Just can't stay silent)1533487689.0
NOJOURNALIST SHOULD EVER BE TARGETED FOR REAL DEATH THREATS OR THREATS OF SPECIFIC VIOLENT ACTS LIKE RAPE OR MURDER… https://t.co/1rkE1GQsWg— EndDiscriminationNow (@EndDiscriminationNow)1533564656.0
@TrickFreee It’s just a matter of time. Blood will be on Trumps hands. Pray he’s out soon.— Dar (@Dar)1533540482.0
As con-man Trump ratchets up his hateful rhetoric against democracy and the free press, his base is becoming more e… https://t.co/4D2qMMP8P9— Bill Madden (@Bill Madden)1533502351.0
@UAlbertans3 @ellievan65 @KatyTurNBC ALL OF THIS STUFF IS AGAINST THE LAW cOME ON CONGRESS DO YOUR JOB THIS GUY IS INCITING VIOLENCE.— Johanna (@Johanna)1533565116.0
Trump is maliciously and deliberately putting journalists’ lives in danger. He is a threat to democracy and freedom… https://t.co/VLWFmdAj4b— K.D. Keenan (@K.D. Keenan)1533574791.0
It is time for the President to speak out against the violence he clearly inspires.