There’ll be no telling of the truth around here…
MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt is learning the hard way that when it comes to reporting on Hillary Clinton, dissent in the ranks will not be tolerated.
In light of Clinton insulting millions of Americans who support rival Donald Trump, Hunt recounted her own observations while covering Trump rallies in response to the Democratic nominee’s assertion that “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it.”
“Having been to Trump rallies, I find it difficult to believe half the crowd feels that way,” Hunt said on the air Saturday, to the consternation of many a committed liberal.
“Certainly there are quite a few Americans I talked to who expressed the opposite of these sentiments,” she added. “The alt-right movement, while it has been very noisy and many have said they do support Donald Trump, it is not necessarily a group that’s large enough to give you close to 50 percent in some of these national polls.”
But it gets better, as Hunt all but commits blasphemy when she compared Clinton’s remarks to President Barack Obama’s infamous slight about “bitter” Americans who “cling to guns or religion.” Then again, even Obama feels a candidate should fight for “all Americans.”
All of which prompted Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher to disparage Hunt’s assessment, insisting Hillary’s claims are “facts” and that she was “being generous.”
Saying it’s “just science,” Christopher charged that “poll after poll has shown that huge majorities of Trump supporters overwhelmingly hold racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic views.”
But then, from the left’s point of view, doesn’t that go without saying? After all, Trump supporters are also Republicans.
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