Late last week, following President Trump’s tweets targeting the “low-IQ” hosts of “Morning Joe,” a journalist asked deputy White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders how she would explain the president’s tweets to her children.

Huckabee Sanders should have seen it coming, because if there’s anything that’s continually top-of-mind with journalists, it’s children and their well being. When President Trump on Monday tweeted on behalf of terminally ill Charlie Gard, though, the public was quick to see right through his ruse: he was just exploiting that poor child for political gain.

The media, on the other hand, simply conduct thought experiments now and then to gauge the president’s effect on children. CNN, which is not fake news, checked in with a group of third-graders in May to see what they thought of President Trump. And in June, Business Insider posted this informative and non-exploitative survey of kids’ attitudes toward the president.

(Spoiler warning: Kids think he’s “mean” and “crazy” and has done terrible things.)

Huge thanks to Allahpundit at our sister site, Hot Air, for pointing out this gem from last last week, or else we might have missed yet another news outlet showing the proper use of children in political reporting.

Seriously? We got to watch Barack Obama “slow jam the news” on late night TV, but that was late night TV — this is the Washington Post.

Obviously it’s a chance to quite literally put the president’s words in the mouths of children, but the Post couches it in dubious premise that “a child’s perspective can benefit pretty much any issue.” Great, next do late-term abortion or maybe the plus side of Sharia law.

The general consensus is that religious zealot Mike Pence will mandate those once the press succeeds in getting Trump removed from office.

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