Washington Post Plays the Race Card on Trump

NewsBusters | 6/23/2018 | Staff
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The Washington Post headline was blunt: “‘A blowtorch to the tinder’: Stoking racial tensions is a feature of Trump’s presidency.”

Among other things Philip Rucker wrote these "reporter's insights":

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“President Trump this week likened Hispanic immigrants to vermin. He warned that they would ‘pour into and infest our country.’ And he defended his administration’s family separation policy by alleging that parents crossing the southern border with their children were poised to commit crime and murder.”

….The president referred to some African nations as “shithole countries.” He posited that “both sides” were to blame for last summer’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. And, again and again, he has accused black football players who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest police discrimination of being un-American.”

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When one follows the two links provided by the Post in those opening paragraphs, one finds these two things. First, this presidential tweet:

“Democrats are the problem. They don’t care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13. They can’t win on their terrible policies, so they view them as potential voters!”

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And second, there was this comment from Trump at a meeting with lawmakers:

“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” The reference was, said the story, to “Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.”

Okay - Let - Stop - Fact - Kind

Okay. Let’s stop here and point out the unpopular fact that underlies this kind of “reporting.”

Let’s directly compare the first paragraph of the Post story with the actual text of the link included:

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Here’s the Post paragraph - bold print supplied:

“President Trump this week likened Hispanic immigrants to vermin. He warned that they would ‘pour into and infest our country.’And he defended his administration’s family separation policy by alleging that parents...
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