BUT THE CHILDREN!
On Wednesday, Cokie Roberts, becoming unhinged, asked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump if he was “proud” of supposed "white" school-yard bullies ridiculing "darker-skinned classmate," actions she seemingly ascribed to the frontrunner’s proposed immigration policy--which entails deporting illegal immigrants. The baseless, openly partisan question was met with the real estate mogul’s bewilderment and condemnation.
That's right, an "objective journalist" (with fire in her eyes) just asked a presidential candidate if he was "proud" of school-yard racism, which apparently he's responsible for, per proposed policy.
“Hi, Mr. Trump,” started Roberts. “There've been incidents of children, of white children, pointing to their darker-skinned classmates and saying ‘You'll be deported when Donald Trump is president.’ There have been incidents of white kids at basketball games holding up signs to teams which have Hispanic kids on them saying ‘We're going to build a wall to keep you out.’ Are you proud of that? Is that something you've done in American political and social discourse that you're proud of?"
“Well, I think your question is a very nasty question,” Trump shot back. “And I'm not proud of it because I didn't even hear of it, okay. And certainly don't like it at all when I hear about it. You're the first one that's told me about that. But I would not be proud of that at all.”
“It's been reported in many newspapers,” contested Roberts.
“We want to make America great again. We want to bring back our industry, we want to bring back our jobs from China and Japan and by the way Mexico which have taken so many of our jobs, and that's what it's about --,” started the real estate mogul before being interrupted by Roberts.
“But, but, but, but isn't it, but when you talk about deporting people and you talk about building a wall and you talk about banning Muslims…” she interjected.
“I talk about deporting people who are here illegally,” replied Trump. “And I also talk about people coming in,” he added, honing in on his “big beautiful door” talking point.
Roberts then harped on “the children," querying, “Doesn't that have an effect on children; doesn't that have an effect on their whole discourse?”
“I talk about deporting people that are here illegally. They're here illegally," answered Trump. “We either have a country, or we don't. I talk about deporting people that are here illegally.”
“But what about the effect on children?” asked Roberts.
After the frontrunner doubled down on his “big beautiful door” proposal—which many argue would actually lead to eventual “touchback amnesty”—Roberts, again, invoked the allegedly school-yard bullies and their victims.
“But what about the children, Mr. Trump? What about what the children are hearing from you and how they are responding to it?” she continued, sounding like a broken record.
“Well, I think people are responding very positively,” answered Trump.
But Roberts persisted: “Children, I asked!”
Apparently, Trump is now being held responsible for school-yard racism because of his proposed immigration policy. Oh, and asked if he's "proud" of it. Really? However you may feel about Mr. Trump, the question posed by Roberts was completely ridiculous and beyond inappropriate. And, might I add, would never be asked of a Democrat. But you already knew that.
H/T News Busters