Some media figures call Trump racist after profane remarks

PASADENA, Calif. --- Donald Trump ignored the stunning question at a White House appearance on Friday --- "Mr. President, are you a racist?" --- but there's no getting around that more people in the media are willing to use that label. The president's reference to African "shithole" countries and reported resistance to more immigration from Haiti felt like a tipping point in the number of people willing to call Trump a racist, rather than say his words or actions exhibited racism. Calling someone a bigot is not a step to be taken lightly, but now "the arguments for being reticent seem absurd," wrote John Cassidy of The New Yorker. "The obvious truth can no longer be avoided or ...

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