Rove Begs Trump To “Tone Down” Anti-Press Rhetoric: “Enemy Of The People” Was Also Used By Josef Stalin

“I think this is over the top. Every president has problems with the media. I was in the White House for seven years, I didn’t like the coverage they gave George W. Bush, particularly the liberal New York Times. But look, the ferocity of these generalized slurs if you will, against the press and the frequency of them is disturbing to me.

“I grew up during the Cold War. That is a phrase that was used by Stalin against the enemies of the communist regime. I think the president would be well advised to tone down the rhetoric. He is enraging the opposition, while simply reinforcing a much smaller base.” – Karl Rove, reacting on Fox News to Trump’s latest “enemy of the people” rants.