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Actress Kerry Washington’s not as savvy as her ‘Scandal’ role, says media’s in the tank for Trump

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Actress Kerry Washington seems to be having trouble differentiating between real life and play acting.

Washington plays the fictional character Olivia Pope on ABC’s “Scandal,” a woman who earned the title of best fixer in D.C. after getting an underdog candidate into the White House, and the actress is now plying her fictional trade in the real-life November election.

Washington, who is pro-Hillary Clinton, was a guest on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and the actress went out on a limb to declare that the media is in the tank… for Donald Trump.

“There’s a bigger problem, which is right now, we are in a political climate where we are being led — by the media, no offense — to vote for the loudest candidate and the meanest, bulliest candidate in the playground,” Washington said. “And that we are voting based on a cult of personality or a cult of celebrity rather than voting in our own best interest.”

And in case you missed it, Washington is decidedly anti-Trump.

“I think if we really look at policy, voting for Trump is voting against our best interests as Americans — as workers, as people of color, as women,” she told host Bill Maher. “Not voting is voting against ourselves.”

As for alleged media bias, perhaps Washington should pick up an occasional newspaper, or tune into an evening news broadcast from time to time. She will certainly find bias, but not the kind that’s going to be of much help to Trump.

Tom Tillison


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