This tweet from Donald Trump about the deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington rubbed a lot of people the wrong way:

CNN White House reporter Jeremy Diamond was among those put off by Trump’s initial response:

Was Trump’s decision to politicize a tragedy ill-advised? Inappropriate? Tasteless? Yep, all of the above. But was it unprecedented? Hell no. In fact, he was just carrying on one of his predecessor’s most cherished practices.

Was Jeremy OK with that?

Heh. That’s true.

Look: the fact that Obama pulled this crap doesn’t excuse Trump’s doing it. But we’d have a lot more respect for the media’s indignation over Trump if they were remotely consistent in their disgust.

We’ll leave Jeremy with this food for thought:

Put those stones down, Jeremy. Your glass house is awfully fragile.



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