Media Working Overtime to Prove Trump Is a Racist
By Pete Kasperowicz | Washington Examiner
Major media outlets this week encouraged people to speculate on whether President Trump is a racist and even commissioned artists to convey the idea that he is, but still fell short of generating a consensus that Trump is prejudiced against non-whites.
The effort is nearly a week old now. It began Saturday when Trump was criticized for not immediately singling out neo-Nazis and white supremacists for their role in the violence in Charlottesville, Va.
When Trump finally did identify the groups on Monday, the press said he was too slow. Then a day later, Trump again condemned white supremacists, but also said at a press conference that both the white supremacist protesters and counter-protesters were violent, and that there is blame on "both sides."
By Thursday, major magazines were declaring Trump a racist. Or at least, they were suggesting it with the art on their new covers.
The Economist started it off with a story titled "Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president." It was accompanied by a depiction of Trump shouting into a bullhorn in the shape of a Ku Klux Klan hood.