After NBA star Steph Curry said he wasn’t going to attend the White House visit with President Trump to celebrate his team’s championship victory, President Trump upped the ante and withdrew his invitation to the team.
Well knew the liberal media was going to have a meltdown about it. Even less surprising, many in the media tried to claim that Trump’s decision was about racism.
While some of that reaction was predictable, Newsweek’s attack on the president went completely off the deep end. According to the liberal publication, Trump’s different reactions to Stephen Curry and Tom Brady skipping White House visits was proof of racial bias. However, Newsweek is missing one crucial point.
From Bizpac Review:
The president took to social media Saturday to respond to the NBA player saying he wasn’t too keen on participating in the time-honored tradition of visiting the White House.
“Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” the president tweeted. “Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
Right on cue, first-rate liberal water carrier Newsweek made Trump’s decision about race, comparing Curry, an African-American, with a very white Tom Brady.
“Donald Trump slams Stephen Curry but not Tom Brady for skipping White House visit,” the liberal weekly magazine declared.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 23, 2017
The desired effect of casting Trump as a racist was quickly achieved on social media, with Newsweek noting that Brady skipped the White House visit “but Trump did not comment on Brady’s decision.”
Of course, Newsweek conveniently failed to mention that Brady’s mother was battling cancer:
Newsweek’s Janissa Delzo did say the New England Patriots star quarterback cited “personal family matters,” but she did not expand on that to include that his mother was battling cancer.
Users on Twitter took notice as well:
Tom Brady's mother was going through cancer treatment at the time. You should try reading some news sometime… https://t.co/Lrk6FEOuvh
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 23, 2017
This is asinine. Brady skipped to be with his mother during cancer treatment. https://t.co/4qJt05tvd5
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 23, 2017
"I can't come bc mom is sick."
"I may not come bc I'm deciding how much I despise you."
Yup, just alike. https://t.co/GrFxUNXtVs
— Renna (@RennaW) September 24, 2017
At this point, it’s clear the liberal media will do anything it takes to paint Trump as a racist. It’s gotten so bad, they even decided to drag a player whose mother was battling cancer into the their narrative. Luckily, most people are no longer fooled by such lazy “journalism”. Instead, we call it what it is…. fake news.
[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]