The mainstream media is continuing to betray journalism by framing President Trump’s utterances and policies in a jaw-dropping way.
Two days ago, Trump told a rally he was a nationalist. Pass the smelling salts!
He made it quite clear what he meant by this: that he loved America. He was using it as a synonym for patriotism. Good luck with that one! What he meant was irrelevant. He had apparently damned himself irrevocably as an anti-human. The New York Times reported:
“Asked in the Oval Office on Tuesday why he used that word given its association with racist movements, Mr. Trump professed ignorance of its history but did not back off. ‘I never heard that theory about being a nationalist,’ he said. ‘I’ve heard them all. But I’m somebody who loves our country.” Undaunted, he added: ‘I am a nationalist. It’s a word that hasn’t been used too much. Some people use it, but I’m very proud. I think it should be brought back.’”
What happened then was no less disgraceful for being entirely predictable. Elements of the media claimed he had sent out a racist dog-whistle by using the n-word and had thus revealed himself to be a Nazi. As the Daily Caller reported: