Media working overtime to prove Trump is a racist

Media working overtime to prove Trump is a racist
Donald Trump (Image: YouTube screen grab via The White House)

[Ed. – He may not be a racist, but he has been tarred and feathered for being one. The mainstream media, which carried water for Barack Obama, must feel so proud.]

Major media outlets this week encouraged people to speculate on whether President Trump is a racist and even commissioned artists to convey the idea that he is, but still fell short of generating a consensus that Trump is prejudiced against non-whites.

The effort is nearly a week old now. It began Saturday when Trump was criticized for not immediately singling out neo-Nazis and white supremacists for their role in the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

When Trump finally did identify the groups on Monday, the press said he was too slow. Then a day later, Trump again condemned white supremacists, but also said at a press conference that both the white supremacist protesters and counter-protesters were violent, and that there is blame on “both sides.”

By Thursday, major magazines were declaring Trump a racist. Or at least, they were suggesting it with the art on their new covers.

The Economist started it off with a story titled “Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president.” It was accompanied by a depiction of Trump shouting into a bullhorn in the shape of a Ku Klux Klan hood.

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