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Should the media use the word 'racist' to describe President Trump?

President Trump appalled both the left and the right when he reportedly called Haiti, El Salvador and African nations "shithole countries" to a bipartisan group of lawmakers behind closed doors. After denigrating immigrants from predominantly non-white countries, many are demanding the media label him a racist. But some media critics argue putting labels on speech by any public figure risks editorialization—the media should report what the president does, and the public can decide for themselves whether Trump is racist. What do you think?

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After Don Lemon called President Trump a racist on CNN, a lot of viewers and journalists began to debate whether or not it was appropriate to call the president a racist... or just let the people decide.

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The Daily Wire says labeling Donald Trump racist is just another liberal media smear. They're not even trying to appear objective, just pushing "the false left-wing and Democrat narrative."

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John Nolte of Breitbart says it's disingenuous to call the president racist for his "shithole countries" comment, simply because he did campaign for more immigrants from Asian countries in the same meeting. Nolte thinks that unreported fact flies in the face of the knee-jerk commentary:

So, welcome to another stupid and very fake news cycle about the “racist” guy who wants to increase immigration from Asia — another phony news cycle designed to cover up Trump’s many achievements in improving the lives of hundreds of millions here at home and in the now mostly ISIS-free Middle East; another squirrel to distract from the bombshell news about Twitter’s corporate fascism against conservative ideas, another shiny object that allows our media’s insufferables to strut their self-righteousness.
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And Jesse Watters over at Fox News defended the president's comments, saying it's just shorthand for a third-world country and there's no racial element intended. Getting upset and calling the president a racist is an overreaction, in his worldview:

“Is it a little offensive? Of course. But you know what? This doesn’t move the needle at all. This is how Trump is. He doesn’t care. He shoots from the hip. And if he offends some people, fine. There’s so many more offensive things happening the world. ISIS beheading people. There’s crime in the inner-city. There are people getting kicked off welfare.”
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Should the media use the word 'racist' to describe President Trump?
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#CallOutRacism
#DontEditorialize