Ali Velshi, journalist and host of his own show on MSNBC, was shot in the knee by police who were using non-lethal — but painful — rounds. This was news when it happened, months ago, while these police were forcefully clearing out a peaceful protest in support of Black Lives Matter activism.
Ali Velshi is beloved among his colleagues and often trusted as a guest host by the network’s highest profile on-air journalists. He is a respected veteran of CNN and Al Jazeera America. Born in Kenya and raised in Toronto, Velshi is an intelligent, eloquent man who is unafraid to mention his Muslim faith.
Any one of Ali Velshi’s qualities could have made him a target for Trump. All of them together made an easy package for the president to serve up for a quick ego massage at one of his recent
festivals of foolery rallies. But at this point, while most often tempted to insult according to his own bigotry or misogyny, Trump just bullies at will.