Daily Beast columnist Margaret Carlson: “A demonstration is no different than any other media availability. There it is, he [Donald Trump] takes advantage of it. And that these weren’t armed protesters. He — by the way — has called them good. Even though they’re threatening — they’re standing in Lansing, Michigan, in front of the state capitol armed to the teeth threatening the governor to the point where she’s had to retreat back into her office with more guards.”
Host Brian Stelter: “I think it’s a sign of radicalization. And I’m not saying this involves all Trump supporters, it doesn’t. It doesn’t involve all Michiganders or Long Islanders. But we have seen a segment of society radicalized.”
— CNN’s Reliable Sources, May 17, 2020.