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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested Wednesday that ESPN host Jemele Hill should be fired for calling President Trump a “white supremacist.” And as our Philip Bump notes, it’s highly unusual for the president to try to exert that kind of influence over private business — not to mention the media.
It’s also hypocritical.
It’s one thing if Trump were as pure as the driven snow. But even if you set aside the accuracy of such claims, which is a matter of opinion, Hill calling Trump a racist is hardly far afield of the tactics Trump himself has employed during his political rise. He even called his predecessor — you guessed it — a racist.
That came in a 2012 tweet. A conservative media outlet had just unearthed a 2007 speech from President Obama mentioning Jeremiah Wright, and Trump tweeted that it "shows that Obama is a racist."
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Obama's '07 speech which @DailyCaller just released not only shows that Obama is a racist but also how the press always covers for him.