Skip to comments.President Trump- Racist Against Black Female Reporters? Sad...
Posted on 11/12/2018 9:39:12 AM PST by Starman417
April Ryan, who is White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, referred to Trump's attacks on a number of prominent black women recently:
On Wednesday, Trump was telling reporters about his low opinion of CNN reporter, Jim Acosta after their altercation at a presser, when he changed tack and said that Ryan was "a loser, she doesnt know what the hell shes doing".
She gets publicity and then she gets the pay raise...shes very nasty and she shouldnt be," he said, adding that you have got to treat the White House and the office of the presidency with respect.
But in a piece for The Washington Post, Ryan, who was the National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year in 2017 said Trump often took swipes at women of color and she was simply the latest victim.
Though theres hardly anyone, from his predecessors to senators in his own party, he wont try to shout down with ad hominem insults, Trump relishes, and injects venom into, verbal attacks against women of color," she wrote.
She contended that his attitude to women of color was demonstrated in his description of Rep Maxine Waters as having a low I.Q. as well as his feud with Rep. Frederica Wilson over her criticism of his response to the death in action of her constituent, Sergeant LaDavid Johnson.
She also referred to his description of Stacey Abrams as not qualified to be Georgias governor and his Twitter feud with National Association of Black Journalists 2018 journalist of the year Jemele Hill.
He leaves little doubt about what he really thinks of us, she wrote in The Post.
You can tell, though, by the way Trump has responded in recent days to more than one black woman journalist that he sees our presence there as illegitimate. If he didnt, hed either answer our questions or simply ignore them, not berate us.
But when Trump denigrates black women, hes sending the message that he doesnt see us equally, she added.
On what planet is Ryan living on? How narcissistic to believe that she and other black women are so special, that Trump reserves a special kind of crassness toward only them. Trump is an equal opportunity basher. Was his "abusive" treatment of Jim Acosta earlier in the week kinder or gentler? God Almighty, thank goodness Acosta isn't black or we'd never hear the end of it.
How about Kovaleski? And no, he didn't make fun of Kovaleski's disability. He was mocking the reporter, treating him with equal disrespect that he treats others who don't have a physical disability. In other words, he treated Kovaleski on the same par as he treats all his adversaries (as an equal idiot).
Trump is at war with much of mainstream's journalists, in general. He is an equal-opportunity basher. It would be more disrespectful to April Ryan and other female black journalists if he insulted them with kid gloves. The soft bigotry of low expectations and affirmative reaction.
In a statement, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) said it was "appalled" by President Trump's "continued disrespect" of African-American women journalists. The White House has not yet responded.In the Washington Post, David Nakamura writes:
President Trumps verbal assaults against black reporters, candidates and lawmakers have renewed criticism that the president employs insults rooted in racist tropes aimed at making his African American targets appear unintelligent, untrustworthy and unqualified.He called Stormy Daniels "horse face". How were his insults toward John McCain, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz (and these are supposedly political allies that he's insulting) any less harsh than his criticism of "people of color" on the other side of the political aisle? Any less demeaning and disrespectful? Just how special do these minorities think they are? Playing the racial victim card:
Over the past several days, including before he left Washington for an Armistice Day ceremony here this weekend, Trump has launched personal attacks against a trio of black female journalists. He accused one of asking a lot of stupid questions. He demanded another sit down at a news conference and followed up later by calling her a loser. He lambasted a third for asking, in his view, a racist question.
Trump recently called Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D), a gubernatorial candidate in Florida, a thief, and declared that Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader of the state House in Georgia and the Democratic candidate for governor there, was not qualified for the job. A feature of his campaign rallies ahead of Tuesdays elections was mocking Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), a black lawmaker who has been highly critical of him, and calling her a low-IQ person.
Trumps supporters say he fights all opponents with equal gusto, and he has gone after other reporters in an escalation of his war against the media since emerging from the bruising midterm elections most notably stripping the White House pass of CNNs Jim Acosta.
But the presidents rhetoric toward prominent African Americans is being singled out as far more offensive.
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Ryan, who was the National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year in 2017...
I bet there was some really FIERCE competition!! :)
She must have been able to read and write and speak without ebonics.
President Trump- Racist Against STUPID LYING Black Female Reporters WHO HAVE THEIR HEAD UP THEIR FAT ARSES??
Blacks always get to run to the shelter of racism but if you are a jerk. you’re a jerk no matter the color.
I have listened to a number of WH press conferences. I cannot for the life of me, understand why anyone would call on her. Every single question she has ever asked is racist based and biased.
She is not a reporter; she’s a journalist. From one of my favorite movies, “Deadline U.S.A.”: “A journalist makes himself the hero of the story. A reporter is only a witness.” Hence the questions she asks.
I always got the feeling President Trump — and we — would like reporters; journalists none of us can even stand.
Trump has respect for black women with sense. It’s the stupid ones that he cannot abide, and frankly, this Ryan gal deserves no respect. It’s not like he called her “uppity” or anything. The idea these days held by some that to disagree with an idiot is somehow racist if that idiot is black is an idea that needs to be shut down.
When Jim Acosta’s rude tirade was finally interrupted, the 2-3 black women reports did their best to “out-rude” Acosta...these women were not reporters they were interrogators, un-civil and discourteous to the President of the United States. Calling themselves ‘reporters’ is an insult to the profession.
Trump has to keep in mind that, black people are a protected species, that they’re out of bound. No matter how clueless or dumb or ignorant or biased or polarizing or idiotic they are at times. And, it’s not just blacks, but native American Indians that are a protected species, which puts Elizabeth Warren out of bounds too. Those caravans soon to arrive? Protected and out of bounds too.
Trump should pick on people his own size, like the white and super-rich and evil and giant-corporation owning republicans. Democrat whites in congress and in private industry and white women who are democrats, are also out of bound.
Liberal media, no matter if they’re run by whites, are also protected and out of bound.
To summarize: Only conservatives and republicans and anybody that voted republican (including the uncle-Tom blacks), are fair game for Trump.
I always got the impression that if you treated Pres. Trump with respect,that he’d do the same for you. Being the president,he does deserve a little extra respect. The same would hold true for Obama when he was president,but he started out at such a low level,that ANY respect he got was probably a lot more than he was entitled to.
They’re all racist. You mean President Trump can’t say any truthful yet negative comment about a black female journalist? Give me a break.
Philips asked if he was going to rein n Mueller. Why even ask such a question?
Ben Rhodes said if journalists, They literally know nothing. But its OK because he worked for the Obama administration.
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