As Twitchy told you earlier, Chuck Todd breathlessly made the easily disprovable claim that “it’s always with an African-American when [Donald Trump] questions intelligence.”

Weekly Standard contributor Jeryl Bier quite thoroughly demolished Todd’s claim. That should’ve been a lesson for anyone else who thought they’d try to run with that particular narrative.

Alas, some people never learn. The Washington Post’s Philip Bump offered up an “analysis” of those to whom Trump has referred as stupid:

Honest question: At this point, is there anyone who doesn’t know that Donald Trump frequently refers to people he dislikes as “stupid”? Did we really need an “analysis” of this?

As it turns out, we did. Because it’s a lot harder to prove he’s racist without a patented WaPo “analysis.” Bump didn’t really highlight the racism angle in his tweets, but fortunately, his colleague Aaron Blake picked up the slack:

Yeah? And? Bump even writes:

There is one consistent theme to Trump’s use of the term that the preceding paragraph should make obvious: Stupid people are the ones who criticize and oppose him. In the primaries, that was mostly people from his own party. Afterward, that has been less likely to be the case.

In other words, Trump insults the intelligence of anyone he doesn’t like. If that person happens to be black, well, that’s just the way it is. If anything, Trump’s a pretty equal-opportunity hater.

The media are so hell-bent on creating beefs where there aren’t any, it’s really hard to take them seriously when Trump says or does something unequivocally awful.


The media researching relevant news? Now that would be news.