Trump called the journalists "THE ENEMY OF PEOPLE!" A photographer Capital Gazette had a powerful refutation.


President Trump walks offstage to greet guests during a Hanukkah reception in the East Hall of the White House on Thursday. (Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post) The photographer Joshua McKerrow spent Thursday at the residence of the governor of Maryland, where he traveled annually for years to take care of Christmas decorations with the journalist Capital Gazette Wendi Winters. But this year Winters was absent: one of five victims killed in a mass shootings at the Annapolis newspaper office in June. So, McKerrow was already excited when he saw the last trip upside down against the journalists of President Trump. "FAKE NEWS – THE ENEMY OF PEOPLE!" Trump tweeted Thursday night amid a barrage of explosions on the investigation of special adviser Robert S. Mueller III on the Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. McKerrow replied eloquently in a thread that is part of the memorial in equal parts to Winters and the refutation of the president's attacks on journalists at a time when global violence against journalists is increasing. "Wendi was not an enemy", McKerrow he wrote in a retweeted series more than 12,000 times since the first Friday. Trump's use of the phrase "enemy of the people" to attack journalists has particularly concerned historians, who point out that Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong used the term regularly to attack domestic enemies – especially scholars and journalists that said truth. This did not prevent the president from regularly trotting the leitmotiv along the country track, the thunderous applause of supporters and the growing concerns of journalists covering his rallies. It is not clear what triggered his latest outburst in an independent tweet last night. But Trump's tweet came just after a threat from a force-driven bomb led to the evacuation of the entire CNN press room – another vivid memory of the soul against journalists. Moved by his memories of Winters, McKerrow connected to Trump's tweet and began to write. 1. Today I made the annual history of the holiday decorations in the Governor's residence. I've been doing it every year for years. A very light but very funny story. Every year my contact person was Wendi Winters. This year was Selene. Wendi was murdered in June. Joshua McKerrow (@joshuamckerrow) December 7, 2018 While photographing the governor's villa decorations, McKerrow wrote: "All I could think of was Wendi, I felt like he was with me, that he was really there." McKerrow recalled how he loved asking everyone, "How many cookies are you doing? this year? "And he said he started crying after a guard pulled him aside to say," I really miss Wendi, and I'll call a cookie for her next year. "Winters, 65 , died in the drafting of Capital Gazette on June 28 when an armed man identified by the police while Jarrod Ramos introduced himself with a rifle and started firing. Also killed were Gerald Fischman, 61, and Rob Hiaasen, 59, both columnists and journalists, John McNamara, 56, a sports journalist, and Rebecca Smith, 34, a sales assistant. Ramos, who was charged with five counts of murder in the case, had a long-term legal dispute with the newspaper, but it is still unclear why he presumably decided to attack that day violently. "She died in The Capital's editorial on June 28th, killed by a man who wanted to kill as many journalists as she could," wrote McKerrow. "We still do not know what pushed him in. After years of silence, which eventually pushed him enough to load his rifle, he drove the 40 minutes to Laurel, parked his car, walked through the busy lobby , barricaded at the rear exit, blew up the simple fragile glass door. "McKerrow suggested that continuing to work as a journalist in the face of hostility is the best memorial for his fallen colleagues. "I do not have a summary of this story, I cried all day long, I miss it a lot, I'm comforted by the fact that somehow she's still with me, when I do the job she loved doing Journalism Patriotic, true, American. doing the job, "he wrote. "And if we die for this, someone else will pick up the threads and report on the holiday decorations at the Governor's house, that's what we do." More from Morning Mix: Heather Nauert cited D-Day as the height of the relations between the United States and Germany. Now it is directed to the UN. A school district of Arizona has banned a state representative from campus after claiming that African Americans "do not merge"


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