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American journalists have suddenly discovered where four years of Trump characterising the media as the enemy of the people have landed them: in the sights -- often literally -- of police.

The shock has rolled over the media in a breaking wave, from “surely there’s been a mistake”, to “a few rogue cops”, to the chilling realisation that, no, this is no accident.

Journalists are the enemy of the people in the eyes of the increasingly Trump-aligned US police forces.