Reporters Left Feeling ‘Sick,’ ‘Shaken,’ and ‘Rattled’ After Trump’s Internet-Breaking News Conference

Journalists reported being literally disturbed by President Donald Trump’s explosive Tuesday press conference that inevitably focused on the shocking violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“I am totally rattled by that presser. Chest tight, stomach queasy. Feel sick,” Vanity Fair reporter Gabriel Sherman tweeted:

Magazine editor David Lytle responded, “I vomited on election night. Today, I bawled for 20 minutes. The stress and anxiety brought on my a threatening president is overwhelming”:

NBC’s Chuck Todd reportedly said on the air that Trump’s press conference gave him “the wrong kind of chills.”

“Honestly I’m a bit shaken by what I just heard, and I suspect it’s not just me,” he added.

Yahoo News editor Garance Franke-Ruta accused President Trump of “defending the nighttime white supremacist protest at UVA with torches”:

CNN’s Brian Stelter weighed in, saying “Trump risks sounding like a spokesman for the Unite the Right rally right now”:

The combative press conference was without question unlike any presidential news event before. Trump claimed that “both sides” shared some blame for the violence in Charlottesville, referring to white supremacist groups and what he called “alt-left” groups, likely referring to Antifa.

While the stunning display will surely create more hostility between the president and the press, CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski made an interesting point about how Trump’s base may have interpreted his remarks:

Is he right?

Watch part of Trump’s explosive clash with the media in the video below.

What do you think?

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