Politico Editor-In-Chief Implies Trump Is A ‘White Nationalist’

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The editor-in-chief and co-founder of Politico, John F. Harris, implied Wednesday that he thinks President Donald Trump is a white nationalist.

Harris was responding to reports that a white nationalist leader is angling to take over the Republican Party, writing on Twitter that he “thought that job had been filled.”

John F. Harris Calls Trump A White Nationalist (Twitter Screenshot: October 17, 2018)

Harris later tried to “clarify” his comment, insisting it was just a “wisecrack” rather than a “broad swipe” at Republicans or the president.

“This could be interpreted as a broad swipe rather than a quip about the headline on the NBC piece,” Harris said. “Sometimes wisecracks get lost in Twitter translation so appreciate the chance to clarify.”

John F. Harris ‘Clarifies’ White Nationalist Comment (Twitter Screenshot: October 17, 2018)

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said that Harris’ “offensive statement” is “another example of why distrust in the media is at an all-time high.”

Other Twitter users also suggested Harris’ comment embodies why Americans have a difficult time trusting the media.

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