Epileptic Newsweek Reporter Says More Trump Trolls Are Trying to ‘Inflict’ Seizures Through GIFs (Video)

“We have become so sick and twisted in this country that people think they have the right and obligation to inflict potentially very serious injury,” Kurt Eichenwald says on “GMA”

Last Updated: December 20, 2016 @ 12:33 PM

Epileptic Newsweek senior writer Kurt Eichenwald said Tuesday that supporters of President-elect Donald Trump are “loading up” his Twitter feed with flashing lights designed to inflict harm.

Last week, Eichenwald allegedly had an actual seizure after a Twitter troll sent the veteran reporter a flashing GIF that said, “You deserve a seizure for your posts.”

“Apparently a lot of people find this very funny,” Eichenwald told George Stephanopoulos on “GMA,” explaining that he can’t go on Twitter because of copycat offenders. “They knew what they were doing.”

“It is amazing that simply because I am a political reporter, that we have become so sick and twisted in this country that people think they have the right and obligation to inflict potentially very serious injury,” he said.

Eichenwald even filed a motion for a judge to force Twitter to help find the culprit.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently called out Eichenwald for spreading potentially fake news on Twitter without an explanation, which may have been what sparked Trump supporters to attack the reporter.

“Do you believe that you’re practicing journalism?” Carlson asked in the testy confrontation.

The Eichenwald tweet that irked Carlson said, “I believe Trump was institutionalized in a mental hospital for a nervous breakdown in 1990, which is why he won’t release medical records.”

“One day you’re criticizing the press for being lazy and inaccurate, and the next day you yourself are being lazy and inaccurate,” Carlson said.

Watch the video above.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.