Asked by MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin this afternoon whether Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton should apologize for comparing her GOP presidential rivals to terrorists, Washington Post national political corresondent Karen Tumulty demurred, remarking that "the lesson of Donald Trump in this election season is no apologies, just keep moving."
While not exactly a wholesale endorsement of Clinton's extreme rhetoric -- her comment is more about how Donald Trump is rewriting the rules of acceptable rhetoric on the campaign trail -- it is telling all the same. It's difficult to imagine Tumulty saying the same thing if a Republican were being roundly criticized for comparing Clinton to terrorists.
August 28, 2015; 4:21 p.m. Eastern
AYMAN MOHYELDIN, anchor: And Karen, your final thoughts, should Secretary, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologize for those comments?
KAREN TUMULTY, national political correspondent, Washington Post: I think the lesson of Donald Trump in this election season is: no apologies, just keep moving.