Grant Stinchfield, a host on National Rifle Association’s online TV network and radio station 570 KLIF in Dallas, has ignited a firestorm of controversy after he sent a tweet Thursday which some say appears to tell North Korea to attack Sacramento instead of Guam.
Stinchfield tweeted “Let’s send a note to North Korea that Sacramento changed its name to Guam!”
The tweet was an apparent response to North Korea’s recent threat to launch missiles at the U.S. territory.
Stinchfield recently denounced left wingers who use “inflammatory rhetoric” that could inspire “unstable” individuals to commit acts of violence, RawStory notes.
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) wrote Thursday night that the NRA and another NRATV host, Dana Loesch, “are quickly becoming domestic security threats under President Trump. We can’t ignore that.”
Twitter users lashed out at Stinchfield’s tweet.
This is how conservatives talk about their fellow Americans.
You guys can't even get being nationalists right.
— Jessica 🍩 (@NoFascistsPls) August 11, 2017
From his bio – "The mission is to expose idiocracy." Little does he realize he's accomplished his mission. #selfownage
— Tracy (@tracymohr) August 11, 2017
So you want N Korea to bomb a US city?
— Ryan Moore (@ryanmoore) August 11, 2017
Oh looky… It's the #MAGA folks showing their love for "their country".
— Liberally Blonde 😼❄ (@Lady_Sisyphus22) August 11, 2017
Joking about bombing an American city shows that you really don't love your country.
— Joseph Patrick (@josephpatrickla) August 11, 2017
And you are a "patriot"?
— Anita (@AnitaM86) August 11, 2017
Your 'mission' is to get Americans to kill other Americans, and now to have a foreign government bomb an American city. YOU TRAITOROUS POS.
— PD Collins (@LilDocCollins) August 11, 2017
Update: Stinchfield has responded to the backlash, telling the New York Daily News over the phone that the tweet “was meant as a joke and I regret it.”