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.
Sarah Sanders, asked how she would explain Trump tweets to her children: "we all have one perfect role model. i point to God"
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) June 29, 2017
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.
We asked kids what they think about President Trump— here's what they had to say pic.twitter.com/362EsqPdr3
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) June 15, 2017
(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.
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 3, 2017
Cool. Now show them all holding up severed heads.
— Craig Sparks (@TheMainSpark) July 4, 2017
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.
Trump is gonna get reelected https://t.co/K0yHOpwKjJ
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) July 3, 2017
— Kaiju (@kaijubushi) July 3, 2017
Shouldn't they be wearing red robes and those bonnet thingies.
— Sam Callan (@COSDawg85) July 3, 2017
The general consensus is that religious zealot Mike Pence will mandate those once the press succeeds in getting Trump removed from office.
2017 is fast becoming the year of unhinged hysteria.
— Daniel (@ddwalk34) July 3, 2017
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CNN checks on President Trump’s standing with influential elementary school demographic https://t.co/7U9O4e3HdD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 20, 2017