Univision’s Sunday evening newscast was quick to jump into the fray and label President Donald Trump’s statements on the city of Baltimore as a “racist attack”.
In the segment below, correspondent Pablo Gato uses a Bernie Sanders quote to call the president a racist and segue into an explanation as to why Democrats say that the word “infested" has a racist connotation.
PABLO GATO, CORRESPONDENT, UNIVISION: “Our job is to improve people’s lives, the president is a racist”, said presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The democrats state that the word “infested” is associated with rodents or insects, and that any time Trump uses it, it is in reference to African-Americans or Hispanics.
Interesting choice, that of Bernie Sanders as a cudgel with which to hit Trump, because Sanders basically said the same thing during his first run for the White House. As The Baltimore Sun reported:
The independent senator, who describes himself as a democratic socialist, walked the streets of Sandtown-Winchester for about 20 minutes, joined by community leaders and a swarm of cameras that mostly blocked his view of boarded rowhomes and crumbling marble steps. A handful of residents joined the spectacle, and occasionally broke out in chants of Gray's name.
The scene provided dramatic visuals of the economic inequality Sanders has made the center of his campaign, offering a new backdrop from which to argue for a higher minimum wage, tuition-free public college and tougher federal regulations of the nation's banking sector.
"Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you're in a wealthy nation," Sanders told reporters later at the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center in Bolton Hill. "You would think that you were in a Third World country."
No mention of these remarks made it into Univision’s report, and although multiple local soundbites were sourced and quoted, none were in support of the president or in affirmation of the fact that there are portions of inner-city Baltimore that are in bad shape.
In fact, just five seconds of the report were dedicated to a defense of the president, and that was a quote by Mick Mulvaney on one of the Sunday morning shows. In fact, the report was biased from the very beginning, with its “Racist Attack” graphic, as seen in the featured image.
Once again, Univision’s viewers were treated to blatant, over-the-top bias in furtherance of agenda devoted to promoting racial grievance, instead of nuanced reporting.