The Hill has followed the example of the Washington Post in misprepresenting comments President Donald Trump made to Bob Woodward about whether he empathizes with black Americans.
Both the Hill and the Post reported that Trump said, “No, I don’t feel that at all” when asked if he thought he had the “responsibility” to feel the pain of Americans, especially black Americans.
In typical fashion, these media outlets left out part of the question that establishes the context of Trump’s answer.
“Do you have any sense that that privilege has isolated and put you in a cave to a certain extent as it put me and I think lots of white privileged people in a cave and that we have to work our way out of it to understand the anger and the pain particularly Black people feel in this country. Do you,” Woodward said, at which point Trump cut him off and gave the quoted answer.
Trump was clearly reacting to the “white privilege” part of the question, but of course the media wants to portray him in the worst possible light.
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