Everyone in America owes Donald Trump, who is clearly a black woman, an apology. It is the exact same thing, obviously, for news outlets to report on the president of the United States, make an error, and then immediately retract that error and correct it as it is to tweet a racial slur used for centuries to dehumanize black Americans.
Except it isn’t.
Trump, his spokespeople, and his rabid fan base on Twitter, have been pushing the “double standard” outrage nonsense ever since Roseanne Barr was fired for referring to President Obama’s former senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders actually stood at a press briefing on Wednesday and read off a list of what the White House feels are comparable slights against Trump pulled straight off the Trumpsters Twitter posts. Bill Maher joked that Trump’s father was an orange orangutan, a reference to his orange spray tan, and Trump sued him over it. This is not even close, however, to what Barr did in what she tried to excuse as an Ambien-induced racist tweet.
Neither, for that matter, is a news reporter making a mistake and correcting it. Brian Ross of ABC absolutely did report on a story with a factual error in it that affected the stock market. Within just a few hours, he retracted that story and apologized. He was suspended without pay over the report and the market recovered quickly.
Trump, on the other hand, has never apologized for his repeated lies, including his spy gate lies. He’s never apologized to President Obama for the birther nonsense, or to Ted Cruz for pushing a National Enquirer story that his father was involved in the assassination of JFK, or any other insulting bit of misinformation he’s pushed on his voters.
Twitter was also not having the comparisons between Trump and Jarrett. See some of their comments below.
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