Journalists, always eager to make every story about themselves, have decided to blame Trump for this. The Daily Wire reports:
After Jamal Khashoggi, an occasional columnist for The Washington Post, disappeared in Turkey, the American media ran wild with speculation. Over the past week, the idea that President Donald Trump’s “enemy of the people” comment about biased media led to Khashoggi’s disappearance became a talking point of the Left.
Former Atlantic author Ron Fournier raised the connection last Wednesday in a tweet:
Trump consider journalists “enemies of the state” so it must be asked: What did the administration know? https://t.co/tdPeHRCeMr
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) October 10, 2018
The Huffington Post ran an article titled “Trump Calls Media The ‘Enemy Of The People.’ Maybe The Saudis Took Him Literally.” In it, author S.V. Date quotes Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists and former CIA analyst Ned Price to claim Trump’s rhetoric likely led to Khashoggi’s disappearance. Former U.S. ambassador to Greece and NATO, Nicholas Burns, was the lone person quoted saying the connection was strained.
Yahoo News then ran an article quoting someone close to Khashoggi who blamed Trump for the disappearance of his friend. Khaled Saffuri, identified by Yahoo as “a political analyst,” said Trump’s rhetoric about journalists and the media may have led to the possible death of Khashoggi.
This is pure speculation on the part of the fake news media, who are proving Trump’s point that they cannot be trusted.