Aaron Blake | Washington Post

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested Wednesday that ESPN host Jemele Hill should be fired for calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.” And as the
Washington Post’s 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.

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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 …read more

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