The Trump team has been threatening their critics since the beginning. Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley billionaire, is a close Trump adviser. He also destroyed the publication Gawker because they outed him with the headline: Peter Thiel is totally gay, people.
Trump himself has threatened critical media repeatedly:
Kellyanne Conway, who Carl Berstein called a ‘Propaganda Minister’ , felt no hesitation in threatening the Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid:
And now Trump chief of staff, former RNC Chair, Reince Priebus, is threatening the Ethics Chief about criticizing Trump.
It seems like a safe bet that these people are going to move from threats to actions in short order. The question is how does the opposition respond?
That’s a question that needs an answer before it happens.