A Wildrose MLA thinks some liberals and liberal media “crying wolf” is the reason why Donald Trump won the United States presidential election.
Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt spoke on 630 CHED’s Ryan Jespersen Show and said there’s been a very large reaction to what liberal media has said.
“Every time I would be very, very disappointed in something Donald Trump I would watch Samantha Bee or some condescending, smug liberal come on late night TV and tell everybody how stupid they are if they don’t vote their way and I think that played a very significant role in the United States election,” said Fildebrandt.
“He said some things that I don’t think were tolerant or proper, but when people would be calling him out for it, in so many cases, and they would be screaming intolerance perhaps correctly, but they couldn’t be believed because in so many cases they had cried wolf four and eight years earlier.”
Fildebrandt said if Albertans want to prevent intolerant language and to have civil discourse, they have to stop crying wolf every time someone says something someone else doesn’t agree with.
“Those of us who are pushing back against political correctness should not take up license to be rude or disrespectful or actually intolerant. I mean, public officials should not face bullying for doing their jobs.”
Fildebrandt adds there is also unfair targeting of women in politics.