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Young adults believe Trump encourages violence against journalists

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A new poll from
NowThis/PredictWise 57% of young adults believe President Trump
encourages violence against journalists.


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  • A new poll from NowThis/PredictWise found that most adults
    believe that President Donald Trump encourages violence against
    journalists. 
  • The poll was conducted on October 23, five days after Trump
    praised a Republican congressman for assaulting a reporter. 
  • The results were released in the wake of multiple bomb scares
    across the country Wednesday, after several explosives were sent
    in the mail to top Democrats and Trump critics, including
    CNN. 

Most young adults believe that President Donald Trump encourages
violence against journalists, according to a new poll released by
NowThis/PredictWise

The poll surveyed 750 young adults, ages 18-34, as well as 750
adults ages 35 and older. When asked if they believe the Trump
administration, either explicitly or implicitly, encourages
violence against journalists, 57% of the younger set said they
do. That number was smaller for all adults, at 41%. 

There was a stark difference in opinion when it came to Democrats
and Republicans surveyed. While the vast majority of Democrats
believe that Trump encourages violence against the press (71%),
just 17% of Republicans agreed. 

The poll was conducted on October 23,
just five days after Trump praised a Republican Congressman at a
campaign rally for attacking a reporter.
 He
has previously called the press the “enemy of the people.”

The results were released on the heels of yet another act of
terror on the press.


On Wednesday, CNN’s New York bureau was evacuated after an
explosive device was sent in the mail to the
network. 
Trump has openly and repeatedly lashed out at
CNN, and calls it “fake news.” In July 2017, Trump shared an
image of himself
body slamming a person
who had the CNN logo superimposed on
his face.


Several other devices were sent in the mail to top Democrats

and Trump critics including former President Barack Obama,
ex-Vice President Joe Biden, and 2016 Democratic presidential
candidate Hillary Clinton, among others. 

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