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This is a truly stupid video;

1, Edited out the part about 15 seconds before where Trump calls Mexicans great people.

2. I am confused how this is even an "insult" a member of the press got emotional and attempted to hijack his conference so he was removed for about 15 minutes (before coming back and having his question answered) and was insulted by some random dude.

Not gonna lie, I had seen enough and stopped at ths point.
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Lmao, a video comprised of CNN idiots. Illegal immigration needs to be stopped, a temporary ban NEEDS to be put on future Muslims entering UNTIL we can figure out what the hell is going on. There is no other option, they're already tricking the system. That does NOT mean he's racist. Get out of here.

Yeah because every single Muslim in the world is a terrorist right? That is like saying every christen in the world is a inbred hick, But by all means keep making excuses for him you are going to need the practice because you are going to make a lot of them in the next four years
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Lmao, a video comprised of CNN idiots. It's the Clinton News Network, they're biased as all hell. Illegal immigration needs to be stopped, a temporary ban NEEDS to be put on future Muslims entering UNTIL we can figure out what the hell is going on. There is no other option, they're already tricking the system. That does NOT mean he's racist. Get out of here.


I know, it takes a whole lot of twisting to call any of that bigotry.

Saying that those coming into the US illegally are not the best of Mexico? Umm... not sure how that's racist, but okay.

Getting frustrated at a reporter who wouldn't take no for an answer, and just kept pressing the issue.... okay, maybe he didn't handle it nicely... still not racism.

Making fun of a reporter on WHAT THEY REPORTED, and it being twisted into him making fun of his disability.... sigh. Just fucking sigh.

Asking for a short-term halt on Muslim immigration until we sort a couple things out.... YES let's please do this. If we were dealing with a war in another area/nation in the world, we would not hesitate to halt immigration, but because religion is involved in their terrorism, it's somehow bigotry?

The list goes on. People are bonkers.
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If you demonrats, I mean democraps, I mean democrats hate that he won so much, why not just move to north korea or china, then you can have all the socialism, marxism, communism, and fascism you want so badly! Sjw's HATE freedom, logic, facts, statistical evidence, and common sense!

The day of his election I played the song that goes "sha na na na, hey hey hey goodbye!" Suck on THAT, hipsters!


Did you feel Kool & The Gang's Celebration was overused for such an occasion?
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I wouldn't call Trump a racist but a vast majority of his supporters are.


No, the media just wants you to believe that to further their agenda. If you truly believe that, you have been manipulated once again.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7f2hrCvmCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ups4FeSuHvY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ogdgddvqG4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gBRXOAtyc8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gBRXOAtyc8

Plenty of more where that came from. Both Hillary and Trump have racist supporters, but to say Donald trump doesn't have any is just foolish
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Yeah because every single Muslim in the world is a terrorist right? That is like saying every christen in the world is a inbred hick, But by all means keep making excuses for him you are going to need the practice because you are going to make a lot of them in the next four years


What the f*** else do you expect us to do to mitigate terrorism? Please, enlighten me with your ideas, because as far as I'm aware, this is our only option. So since not every Muslim in the world is a terrorist, we should just ignore the problem is basically what you're saying? Again, get out of here.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7f2hrCvmCw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ups4FeSuHvY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ogdgddvqG4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gBRXOAtyc8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gBRXOAtyc8

Plenty of more where that came from. Both Hillary and Trump have racist supporters, but to say Donald trump doesn't have any is just foolish



I wouldn't call Trump a racist but a vast majority of his supporters are.


I never said some aren't. You said the vast majority are. That is a very false statement. Every party is going to have some racists affiliated, that's just the real world for you.
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THANK U! I'm sick of people saying that kind of stuff. I'm too young to vote, but I'm a Diehard conservative and I'm all for Trump! And I'm not racist! In fact, I don't even believe in races! We're ALL PEOPLE. Some just have more melanin than others. The End.
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I know, it takes a whole lot of twisting to call any of that bigotry.

Saying that those coming into the US illegally are not the best of Mexico? Umm... not sure how that's racist, but okay.

Getting frustrated at a reporter who wouldn't take no for an answer, and just kept pressing the issue.... okay, maybe he didn't handle it nicely... still not racism.

Making fun of a reporter on WHAT THEY REPORTED, and it being twisted into him making fun of his disability.... sigh. Just fucking sigh.

Asking for a short-term halt on Muslim immigration until we sort a couple things out.... YES let's please do this. If we were dealing with a war in another area/nation in the world, we would not hesitate to halt immigration, but because religion is involved in their terrorism, it's somehow bigotry?

The list goes on. People are bonkers.


I just find it absolutely hilarious that he would use CNN as his proof for racism, LOL. And you're right, most of that stuff in the video was taken out of context, like usual.
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Trump can be racist, like everybody else just speaking things out before thinking.
But he is quite sexist against women, I would see that comes from his personal life from the past to present.

Whiny Little Bitch - Bill Maher about Donald Trump
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqpQc7nKK_I

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIdIqbv7SPo
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uncletim wrote:

Yeah because every single Muslim in the world is a terrorist right? That is like saying every christen in the world is a inbred hick, But by all means keep making excuses for him you are going to need the practice because you are going to make a lot of them in the next four years


What the f*** else do you expect us to do to mitigate terrorism? Please, enlighten me with your ideas, because as far as I'm aware, this is our only option. So since not every Muslim in the world is a terrorist, we should just ignore the problem is basically what you're saying? Again, get out of here.



Put a halt on all immigration regardless of religion Because you might not know this but there are christen terrorist jewish terrorist hell there are even Buddhist terrorist heck there is even a lot of home grown terrorist right here in the hood ol USA but Trump seems strangely quite on all those. Nope it's just the Muslims Need I remind you the second worst terrorist attack on US soil had nothing to do with Muslims everyone seems to have forgotten

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IHeartOhagi wrote: and I'm all for Trump!
sure about this whole circus going on one would like to do this.
BUT IN NO WAY.... should one be all for trump.
Its quite stupid to think he actually could make a change and now he is being taken down because of his trump "university".
Wish someone could knock down his ego and STOP licking Putin's asshole.
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Put a halt on all immigration regardless of religion Because you might not know this but there are christen terrorist jewish terrorist hell there are even Buddhist terrorist heck there is even a lot of home grown terrorist right here in the hood ol USA but Trump seems strangely quite on all those. Nope it's just the Muslims Need I remind you the second worst terrorist attack on US soil had nothing to do with Muslims everyone seems to have forgotten



But the fact of the matter is that's where most of our shootings and bombings are coming from...lol. You can't just ignore the main problem and blame it on all immigration, it doesn't work like that and it never will. You don't see illegal Mexicans coming in bombing and shooting up our towns. When there's an obvious problem, you don't ignore it and shift the blame to something else. You confront it, and that's exactly what Donald Trump is doing. You HAVE to start somewhere.
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Its quite stupid to think he actually could make a change and now he is being taken down because of his trump "university".


Quite stupid, huh? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCabT_O0YSM
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Excerpt / tome written November 10, 2016 by CBS writer Will Rahn

Commentary: The unbearable smugness of the press - CBS News

The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly #WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory. More than that and more importantly, we also missed the story, after having spent months mocking the people who had a better sense of what was going on.

This is all symptomatic of modern journalism’s great moral and intellectual failing: its unbearable smugness. Had Hillary Clinton won, there’d be a winking “we did it” feeling in the press, a sense that we were brave and called Trump a liar and saved the republic.


So much for that. The audience for our glib analysis and contempt for much of the electorate, it turned out, was rather limited. This was particularly true when it came to voters, the ones who turned out by the millions to deliver not only a rebuke to the political system but also the people who cover it. Trump knew what he was doing when he invited his crowds to jeer and hiss the reporters covering him. They hate us, and have for some time.

And can you blame them? Journalists love mocking Trump supporters. We insult their appearances. We dismiss them as racists and sexists. We emote on Twitter about how this or that comment or policy makes us feel one way or the other, and yet we reject their feelings as invalid.

It’s a profound failure of empathy in the service of endless posturing. There’s been some sympathy from the press, sure: the dispatches from “heroin country” that read like reports from colonial administrators checking in on the natives. But much of that starts from the assumption that Trump voters are backward, and that it’s our duty to catalogue and ultimately reverse that backwardness. What can we do to get these people to stop worshiping their false god and accept our gospel?

We diagnose them as racists in the way Dark Age clerics confused medical problems with demonic possession. Journalists, at our worst, see ourselves as a priestly caste. We believe we not only have access to the indisputable facts, but also a greater truth, a system of beliefs divined from an advanced understanding of justice.

You’d think that Trump’s victory – the one we all discounted too far in advance – would lead to a certain newfound humility in the political press. But of course that’s not how it works. To us, speaking broadly, our diagnosis was still basically correct. The demons were just stronger than we realized.

This is all a “whitelash,” you see. Trump voters are racist and sexist, so there must be more racists and sexists than we realized. Tuesday night’s outcome was not a logic-driven rejection of a deeply flawed candidate named Clinton; no, it was a primal scream against fairness, equality, and progress. Let the new tantrums commence!


That’s the fantasy, the idea that if we mock them enough, call them racist enough, they’ll eventually shut up and get in line. It’s similar to how media Twitter works, a system where people who dissent from the proper framing of a story are attacked by mobs of smugly incredulous pundits. Journalists exist primarily in a world where people can get shouted down and disappear, which informs our attitudes toward all disagreement.

Journalists increasingly don’t even believe in the possibility of reasoned disagreement, and as such ascribe cynical motives to those who think about things a different way. We see this in the ongoing veneration of “facts,” the ones peddled by explainer websites and data journalists who believe themselves to be curiously post-ideological.

That the explainers and data journalists so frequently get things hilariously wrong never invites the soul-searching you’d think it would. Instead, it all just somehow leads us to more smugness, more meanness, more certainty from the reporters and pundits. Faced with defeat, we retreat further into our bubble, assumptions left unchecked. No, it’s the voters who are wrong.

As a direct result, we get it wrong with greater frequency. Out on the road, we forget to ask the right questions. We can’t even imagine the right question. We go into assignments too certain that what we find will serve to justify our biases. The public’s estimation of the press declines even further -- fewer than one-in-three Americans trust the press, per Gallup -- which starts the cycle anew.

There’s a place for opinionated journalism; in fact, it’s vital. But our causal, profession-wide smugness and protestations of superiority are making us unable to do it well.

Our theme now should be humility. We must become more impartial, not less so. We have to abandon our easy culture of tantrums and recrimination. We have to stop writing these know-it-all, 140-character sermons on social media and admit that, as a class, journalists have a shamefully limited understanding of the country we cover.

What’s worse, we don’t make much of an effort to really understand, and with too few exceptions, treat the economic grievances of Middle America like they’re some sort of punchline. Sometimes quite literally so, such as when reporters tweet out a photo of racist-looking Trump supporters and jokingly suggest that they must be upset about free trade or low wages.

We have to fix this, and the broken reasoning behind it. There’s a fleeting fun to gang-ups and groupthink. But it’s not worth what we are losing in the process.
© 2016 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Will Rahn

Will Rahn is a political correspondent and managing director, politics for CBS News Digital
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