As the media and the left goes on and on about hateful rhetoric from President Donald Trump after numerous someone sent Democrat foes bombs, they seem to have forgotten that their rhetoric doesn’t help either.

You know, like this fantasy story at The New York Times that depicts the assassination of Trump by a Russian agent with the help of the Secret Service.

The Times published five scenarios for Trump’s next chapter. Zoë Sharp authored the chapter about the death of Trump titled, “How It Ends.” The piece takes place after Special Counsel Robert Mueller ends his investigation and indicted “the president’s campaign manager, then his lawyer, a Republican congressman, former aides, family members. Those who weren’t indicted were subpoenaed.”

Looks like Fox News made an appearance as the president viewed the channel in a Town Car. Sharp described the news channel as the one station “referred to as ‘state TV.'”

Sharp wrote:

When it was time, he went downstairs, took his place in the lobby before the entourage appeared. The hotel staff had been lined up to see their boss, the president, go by. A few of them applauded. Most did not.

The president didn’t seem to notice. He waved, in his desultory fashion. The Secret Service agents clustered around him, ushered him toward the armored limo idling outside at the curb.

The Russian waited until they were a few steps past before he drew the gun. He sighted on the center of the president’s back, and squeezed the trigger.

The Makarov misfired.

The Secret Service agent at the president’s shoulder heard the click, spun into a crouch. He registered the scene instantly, drawing his own weapon with razor-edge reflexes.

The Russian tasted failure. He closed his eyes and waited to pay the cost.

It did not come.

He opened his eyes. The Secret Service agent stood before him, presenting his Glock, butt first.

“Here,” the agent said politely. “Use mine. …”

Lovely. You all know that I’m no fan of Trump, but this is ridiculous. Thing is, the Sunday edition will publish all of these chapters in print.

Will The Times still publish it? I thought we should banish hateful rhetoric?