MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace asked Maggie Haberman if she thought Trump was a racist, and she didn’t answer.
When asked if she thought Trump was a racist, Maggie Haberman responded with the answer:
I think he says and does racist things over a very long period of time. I don’t know how you would define it otherwise. Someone is incorporating racial paranoia into his public persona since the ’80s, the Central Park Five case, two teens inside this case who were all teens of color were accused, called for the death penalty to be reinstated and still doesn’t even apologize though – doing so.
Although there is now evidence that their confessions were coerced by officials. So you go from there through the White House. You know, he repeatedly said racist things and then said it was taken out of context. But at some point, I’m not sure how useful the doubt people are supposed to give him is.
Habermann’s answer was saving journalism at its worst. She would still be in the gossip rhythm had it not been for Donald Trump. The former president is her meal ticket.
If she didn’t want to come out and say Trump is racist for journalistic reasons, she could have said that she thinks the stories in the book speak for themselves.
Instead, I avoided putting the words Donald Trump and racist together like it was a stove top.
Habermann’s answer is why people feel frustrated and distrustful of the corporate media. She’s supposed to tell the truth to power and work for the American people, but she put her own interest first, just as she did by withholding information from the public for her book and refusing to call Trump a racist.
Mr. Easley is Managing Editor. He is also a White House press correspondent and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a BA in Political Science. His graduating work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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