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Ruben Navarrette

Ruben Navarrette

Ruben Navarrette is an increasingly important voice in the national political debate. His column offers new thinking on many of the major issues of the day, especially on thorny questions involving ethnicity and national origin. His column is syndicated worldwide by The Washington Post Writers Group.

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[OP-ED]: Both Trump and the media love wrestling in the mud

 08/21/2017 - 12:19
There’s no evidence behind the terrible accusation that Trump is in league with white supremacists. When he declared in his Monday remarks from the White House that “racism is evil,” I bought it. EFE

In keeping with the recent meme of recognizing bad behavior “on many sides,” there was something that was painfully obvious during last week’s improv news-conference-like-no-other in the lobby of Trump Tower: President Trump and the media deserve each other. Both are driven by ego and take criticism personally. Both will twist the facts to defend themselves and push their agenda. And both love to wrestle in the mud.

[OP-ED]: Tanto a Trump como a los medios les gusta luchar en el lodo

 08/21/2017 - 12:16
No hay pruebas que sustenten la terrible acusación de que Trump esté aliado con los supremacistas blancos. Cuando Trump declaró en sus comentarios del lunes, desde la Casa Blanca, que “el racismo es el mal”, yo le creí. EFE

Siguiendo el reciente meme de reconocer la mala conducta “de muchos lados”, hay que señalar que hubo algo lamentablemente obvio en la singular conferencia de prensa improvisada, de la semana pasada, en el lobby de la Torre Trump: el presidente Trump y los medios son tal para cual. A ambos los impulsa el egotismo y ambos toman las críticas personalmente. Ambos distorsionan los hechos para defenderse y promover sus objetivos. Y a ambos les encanta luchar en el lodo.

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