TRUMP GAVE THE MEDIA
AN OVERDUE SCOLDING
You think Donald Trump is exaggerating when he complains about the media being biased against him? Here’s Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts…
“So let me explain to you how this works.
“You were elected as chief executive of the United States. I won’t belabor the fact that you won with a minority of the popular vote and a little help from your friends, FBI Director James Comey and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The bottom line is, you were elected.
“And this does entitle you to certain things. You get your own airplane. You get free public housing. You get greeted with snappy salutes. And a band plays when you walk into the room.
“But there is one thing to which your election does not entitle you. It does not entitle you to do whatever pops into your furry orange head without being called on it or, should it run afoul of the Constitution, without being blocked.”
Now, Pitts is certainly correct when he says Presidents shouldn’t do things that “run afoul of the Constitution.” I don’t see that anything Trump has done so far rises to this level of concern, but the point is well taken.
HOWEVER — can you imagine the furor that would have ensued if a nationally syndicated columnist (of any ethnicity) had addressed Barack Obama as “Mr. So-Called President” or mocked any thoughts germinating inside the Obamian head by describing its color and hair texture?
Just ponder that for a moment.