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Trump Has Insulted A Lot Of Black Women This Week—And People Aren't Having It

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Abusive rhetoric is nothing new when it comes to President Donald Trump.

But this week the President singled out black women as the focus of his abuse and people are saying enough is enough.


It started on Wednesday as the President once again clashed with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, but for Trump that was only the beginning.

The President has always had an adversarial relationship with the press, but this week a pattern emerged in his insults as he continually targeted black female reporters for verbal abuse.


Recently the President has taken to calling himself a nationalist despite the term's history of association with racist White supremacist movements.

While Trump claims his rebranding of the title only means he "loves the country" PBS's Yamiche Alcindor asked the President if he thought using the term was "emboldening White nationalists."

Trump responded in disgust saying:

"I don't know why you'd say that. That's such a racist question."


When veteran White House reporter April Ryan attempted to ask Trump a question about voter suppression in Georgia the President barked at her, ordering her to "sit down."

Ryan Received similar treatment on Friday as Trump compared her to Jim Acosta, saying:

"The same thing with April Ryan, I watch her get up, I mean, you talk about somebody that's a loser, she doesn't know what the hell she's doing."


Then on Friday when CNN reporter Abby Phillip asked if Trump hoped the recently appointed acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker would "rein in" the Russia investigation lead by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The President avoided the question and berated Phillip, saying:

"What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. But I watch you a lot, you ask a lot of stupid questions."


It did not take long for people to notice a pattern in the reporters Trump had singled out for abuse this week.




Even by Trump's standards it was a new low, and people were not having it.




Trump was even called out by former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele.


As long as the rest of the Republican Party continues to enable Trump's behavior, there is little chance it will ever change.

But for reporters like Ryan, Phillip and Alcindor that is all the more reason to "press on."


H/T - Yahoo, Washington Post