Since I was fierce in President Trump's attacks on the Democrats, and since the media embarrassment was degrading, and since all Democrats in the House (and four Republicans) voted for a resolution condemning his tweets, I will begin by giving the floor to the president's supporters .
Kevin McCarthy, the homeowner, said yesterday he did not believe the Trumps were racially opposed. – I believe it's an ideology. … That's all about politics, "he said.
Newt Gingrich said that Trump believes that "the more it can push the country to look at the so-called squadron, the more it can cause them to understand how radical they are, and how their views are basically anti-American; in the long run, it is better.
Congressman Maryland GOP Andy Harris said that tweets are "obviously not racist" but "when someone is disagreeing with someone now, it's up to you to call them racist and that's no exception."
He said Trump could "mean returning from the neighborhood they came from or from the neighborhood they came from," although the president specifically talked about Ilhan Omar and Somalia.
Jesse Watters, Fox News, said while his mother watched tweets as a racist: "Mama will not be scared, they're not racist, it's about patriotism, when did he" love or leave? "He became racist, not only to leave him, hey, come back and help us solve our problems. "
The president himself tweeted yesterday: "I do not have a racist bone in my body!", Adding: "Democratic congressmen dumped some of the most unfriendly, disgusting and disgusting things ever spoken by a politician at the House or the Senate, yet getting a free pass and a big the embrace of the Democratic Party. … Why does the House not vote to overthrow the filthy and hate stuff they have said? "
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What the Republican Party now wants – or forced to seek, since most members believe that political suicide is taken up by Trump – is a blur of debate.
In this respect, it is not about Trump saying that women should "come back" from where they came before returning, but on the left extremism of AOC, Omar, Ayanne Pressley and Rashide Tlaib.
This is, I believe, all the time Trump's strategy, to create enough fire storms to become the face of the Democratic Party and that its own initial attacks become irrelevant.
This was done by Lindsey Graham, mildly suggesting that his golf friend "targets more" while destroying the caterpillars: "We all know that the AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists, who hate Israel, hate our country."
(His former counterpart Joe Scarborough accused him of "McCarthyism.")
Meanwhile, a relatively large number of Republicans spoke of the president's attacks on four women:
Mitt Romney: "Dreadful, humiliating and uncompromising." Lisa Murkowski: "There is no excuse for the president's defamatory comment – they were absolutely unacceptable and it should be stopped." "Unacceptable personal attacks and racially accused language."
And for the media there are great challenges. I told yesterday at America's Newsroom that news agencies should be careful when labeling Trump's attacks as racist, as if it were an indisputable fact. CNN, CBS, ABC and, after internal debate, the Washington Post are among those who did it in the right news and segments.
My view is that readers and viewers are smart, especially when the president uses a language that closely resembles a historic "return to Africa" frowning against blacks.
Aggressively cover the story, set things up and they can decide for themselves. Do not act as a opposition party.
The bigger question is whether the media will play in the hands of the president. The New York Times editor accused Trump of the policy of interference:
"His comments caused the kind of media coverage and the public protest he succeeded in. He did what he usually did: he went a step further …
"Mr. Trump's goal of fostering the endless culture war puts his political critics in the alley. They can take his bait and kick him back, taking part in the disruptive motives he has set up to boost his supporters, or they can ignore his outbursts and risk normalizing his terrible behavior.
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The fact is that the president can command media attention at any time, which is true in the era of Twitter. And when the president files charges for divisions of this magnitude, and the other side explodes in anger, which is a very big story that can not be minimized or neglected.
Otherwise, try to manage news for political reasons. Besides, it never fails.