Editor of “The Atlantic” defends anonymous sources, calls Trump’s tweet “a threat”

Appearing on CNN with Brian Stelter, The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, author of the provocative piece claiming Trump called Americans who died in war “losers” and “suckers” defended his anonymous sources.

“We all have to use anonymous sources, especially in a climate where the president of the United States tries to actively intimidate,” Goldberg told Stelter “These are not people who are anonymous to me.”

In addition, he defended billionaire publication owner Laurene Powell Jobs and called Trump’s tweet against her a threat.

Responding to a tweet from Charlier Kirk, Trump wrote Sunday “Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE NEWS & HATE.”

He added “Call her, write her, let her know how you feel!!!”

Goldberg said “”I spent a lot of my career covering dictatorships… It is a threat. It is meant to intimidate.”


Goldberg vowed “I would just say that we are not going to be intimidated by the president of the United States.”