The world just keeps getting scarier and scarier, thanks to Donald Trump.
A Michigan man was recently arrested for threatening to kill CNN employees while yelling about "fake news" — the Trump-coined term for respected newspapers and networks that he thinks are too mean to him.
It's become clearer than ever that Trump's language isn't just childish — it's extremely dangerous. But Trump's tweet after the news of this arrest broke will have you wondering if the guy is remotely aware of the effect he has on people.
A Michigan man was arrested last week after he threatened to shoot and kill employees of CNN.
via: Getty ImagesBrandon Griesemer of Novi, Michigan made 22 calls to CNN headquarters on January 9 and 10, four of which were recorded and contained specific threats to the employees of the news organization.
He specifically threatened to shoot and kill employees at CNN's Atlanta, Georgia headquarters, according to a federal affidavit.
"Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down": Michigan man arrested after caller threatens to kill CNN employees at… https://t.co/WQgRsHTlHp— CNN (@CNN)1516712827.0
"I am on my way right now to gun the f**king CNN cast down ... I am coming to kill you," he threatened in the second call to CNN.
"Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down." A man is under arrest for allegedly calling CNN several times and thre… https://t.co/EloiL8mAL2— Brian Stelter (@Brian Stelter)1516707733.0
On January 9, one of CNN's investigators found that the phone number was registered to Griesemer's father. A second number was connected to a wireless account.
via: Getty ImagesThe investigator called the second phone number — the person who picked up identified himself as Brandon. The conversation was recorded and the audio was compared with the threatening calls. The voices seemed to match.
The same number was used to make threatening phone calls again on January 10.
“According to a criminal complaint unsealed...in U.S. District Court, on Jan. 9, Brandon Griesemer allegedly called… https://t.co/Zf66pR6J0a— Niraj Warikoo (@Niraj Warikoo)1516708910.0
These threatening phone calls to CNN weren't the first problematic comments Brandon Griesemer's made.
via: Getty ImagesBack in September, he called an employee at an Islamic center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and made hateful comments about the mosque and Muslims. Officers talked to him that day, and he admitted to making the call. In several calls, he made disparaging comments about Jewish people, African-Americans, and CNN, according to the affidavit.
And yet, Griesemer was released on $10,000 bond.
A metro Detroit man, Brandon, is arrested by the FBI, accused of threatening to massacre employees at CNN, whom he… https://t.co/JzPW6kC9q7— Niraj Warikoo (@Niraj Warikoo)1516708721.0
One person who also doesn't seem to think this incident was too serious is the President of the United States. Here's what Donald Trump tweeted this morning, shortly after the story of Griesemer's arrest broke:"Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN" he wrote. The very same "Fake News CNN" that had been threatened a week earlier. Is this irresponsible and inattentive or intentionally disruptive?
Either way, it super sucks.
It was reported yesterday that a man was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill CNN employees, saying, “Fake… https://t.co/E95j0hyxre— Kalhan (@Kalhan)1516711481.0