White House Goes After Black Reporter’s Job for Tying Trump to Racism
The White House Continues its War on the Media
The recent Unite the Right Rally in August 2017 provided a perfect avenue for President Donald Trump to make up for his past racial mistakes. When we say mistakes, we are being very modest, as he and his family have had a disturbing history when it comes to their treatment of minorities. Trump’s father Fred, for example, was a racist landlord whom iconic singer Woody Guthrie condemned in an open letter. Trump himself came into hot water in 1972 when the Justice Department sued Trump Management for discriminating against African Americans in their New York housing developments.
Cut to his 2015-2016 run for the presidency, and you have those racist attitudes creep back up and become integrated into his campaign’s political rhetoric. Many of our readers are more than familiar with his comments connecting Mexican immigrants to rapists and murderers, calling for Muslims to be banned from entering the country, and condoning racial violence at his rallies.
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But the under-reported bigotry in the Trump Campaign was the slogan itself: “Make America Great Again.” Saying that the country had fallen apart under the eight years of African-American President Barack Obama contained blatant racial undertones, especially since the Obama Administration was filled with progressive victories. Trump’s message was implying to disgruntled working-class people that their problems were the result of these minority groups gaining rights, something that independent senator and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders pointed out was a fear tactic during an interview with rapper Killer Mike.
And yet, in spite of all of this, the President had the opportunity to condemn all hatred and white supremacist thought in the country, but decided to blow the opportunity by not only making a false equivalency between the two sides, but also going so far as to call some members of the Nazi organization “very fine people.” As a result, he has come under rightful fire from members of the media for indirectly promoting bigoted attitudes.
One such media figure is ESPN sports journalist Jemele Hill who, in a series of tweets, heavily condemned Trump, going so far as to call him a “white supremacist.” Whether or not her comments are accurate is for each person to decide on their own, but no one can deny that Trump’s history is scary.
Nonetheless, the White House will have none of it. In a press conference, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders attacked Hill for her comments and, most importantly, stated that she should be fired from the network:
“I’m not sure he’s aware, but I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.”
We will let her words speak for themselves:
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