'It's just sparkling racism': Internet mocks the hell out of the New York Times for describing Trump's comments as 'racially infused'
In an analysis piece in the New York Times on Sunday, chief White House correspondent opted to describe President Donald Trump’s overtly racist comments on Democratic congresswomen color as “racially infused” — an euphemism one Twitter user joked is “the worst flavor of LaCroix.”
Trump over the weekend caused an uproar in the media by tweeting the following:
So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments ar… https://t.co/W7GAYLJ5Ki— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1563107272.0
....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our… https://t.co/xPRSZHNNAd— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1563107272.0
....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be… https://t.co/8IoVStRDut— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1563107272.0
Trump’s defenders are zeroing in on the one clause where the president suggests the “‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” can “come back and show us how it is done,” and ignoring the other 85 percent of Trump’s tweet — particularly where he says the congresswomen are “telling the people of the United States … how our government is to be run” (emphasis added), which seems particularly vile.
Writing for the Times, Baker summed up those defenders thusly (emphasis also added):
Republican lawmakers, by and large, did not rush to the president’s side on Sunday either, but neither did they jump forward to denounce him. Deeply uncomfortable as many Republicans are with Mr. Trump’s racially infused politics, they worry about offending the base voters who cheer on the president as a truth-teller taking on the tyranny of political correctness.
Ah yes, “racially infused politics,” now with a dash of nativism. Here’s what Twitter had to say:
“Racially infused” is a new one! A truly fresh euphemism! Racially infused politics: the pure CBD oil version of… https://t.co/DLrUu9nQmW— Lois Beckett (@Lois Beckett)1563165794.0
NY Times: "racially infused" 🧐 https://t.co/wosBr94jw8— Barry Malone (@Barry Malone)1563164807.0
“Racially infused” is definitely the worst flavor of LaCroix.— Kashana (@Kashana)1563205459.0
Racially infused, racially charged, sprinkled with the dew of race. There's a lot of euphemistic tap-dancing going on, but as someone who has spent as lifetime tip-toeing through the tinges of racial, I am here to help. https://t.co/ZLLvpTtqsS
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) July 15, 2019
racially infused racially cloudy with a chance of controversy meatballs polarizing remarks, in the sense that if … https://t.co/lsioqpZYY7— Alexandra Petri (@Alexandra Petri)1563191218.0
Just some artisanal, small batch, racially infused politics https://t.co/a4CA02nsQ8— Kiley Kroh (@Kiley Kroh)1563205496.0
It's "racially infused" only if it comes from the Rachel'Enfused region of France. Otherwise it's just sparkling ra… https://t.co/WncTTPVx3H— Larry Kunz (@Larry Kunz)1563201221.0
They literally called it “racially infused politics” last night. Like tea— Andrew Perez (@Andrew Perez)1563197657.0
“Racially infused” sounds like a spice someone uses to make their meal “ethnic”... https://t.co/b8N8a8K2i0— Chris "voter suppression is tyrannical" Ford (@Chris "voter suppression is tyrannical" Ford)1563205616.0