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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Shareblue: Donald Trump kicked off the week by holding his first-ever White House Easter Egg Roll, and forgetting to hold his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. Nevertheless, the event managed to earn him fair-to-glowing press from the likes of the New York Times and The Washington Post, the latter of which reported that "despite concerns, all seemed to go off without a hitch." Aside from the thin crowds and Trump's anthem gaffe, however, there was actually a major hitch: Unlike previous Easter Egg Rolls under President Obama, children from the Washington, D.C., public schools were not invited, as a spokesperson for the district confirmed in an email to Shareblue.

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Not only does Donald not have sense for such things, obviously no one around him has either.

Obama not putting his hand over his heart during the Anthem.... Damn, I hate to think about the emotional repercussions among the Right Wing, especially people like Alex Jones. Who, as we all now know, was just playing the part of someone like Alex Jones.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-04-18 02:01 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Even as Donald Trump's administration was demanding gratitude for holding an Easter event which has been held for 139 years, they excluded children from the predominantly-Black Washington, D.C., public schools.

SCROTUS learned that tactic from his klansman father.

www.politifact.com

#2 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-04-18 03:28 PM | Reply

Maybe he wanted to make sure Obama's kids felt welcome.

#3 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-04-19 01:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

amazing, everything i want to say about being racist is racist?

#4 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-04-19 06:42 AM | Reply

LOL... he didn't invite the D.C. public schools because there are too many Mexican children and children of Mexican nationals enrolled in those schools.

...not kidding about that.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-04-19 07:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Can't have any colored kids there--Barron has never seen one and he frightens easily. Its a Trump crime family tradition to include only those who like themselves. Tradition...

#6 | Posted by catdog at 2017-04-19 08:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Interesting. So only blacks go to the public schools? And no Mexicans or blacks in the private DC schools?

Why do liberals always just assume that all the blacks are poor? After all, many of them work for the government. And I know those people have money.

#7 | Posted by WhiteDevil at 2017-04-19 09:06 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7

Donald screwed up Easter. In Washington. Mar-A-Lago Easter was flawless, and I'm sure turned a profit.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2017-04-19 09:17 AM | Reply

"Why do liberals always just assume that all the blacks are poor? After all, many of them work for the government. And I know those people have money."

You don't really know anything about anything. You are clearly an idiot and embarrass yourself every time you post, one would think you would finally retire to prevent further embarrassment but no, you continue because you are too stupid to be embarrassed. All government employees "have money"? Really? Not in red states. In red states they worry about their employment. I personally know people who have worked for the State of Florida to near retirement who fear being fired for little or no reason. This isn't about liberals and conservatives you idiot, it's about making good on promises made to employees that Republicans now think are dispensable because it might save them 50 cents in taxes every year.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-19 09:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

With a name like white devil who would have thought that he was a clueless ignorant racist?

#10 | Posted by klifferd at 2017-04-19 09:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

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it's not Donald's fault. He didn't realize public schools exist.

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2017-04-19 10:52 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"We don't invite the poor to the egg roll because they eat the eggs."

Melania

#12 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-19 11:06 AM | Reply

Biased article is biased. If you have to go out of your way to label ANY music made prior to 1865 "slavery-era songs and soul classics ", then you're prejudice is way too obvious.

#13 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-19 11:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

" If you have to go out of your way to label ANY music made prior to 1865 "slavery-era songs and soul classics ", then you're prejudice is way too obvious."

If that somehow offends you then you are probably sort of defensive about the whole topic of slavery. Unfortunately there is no legitimate way to defend slavery and commentary about the culture surrounding it is completely legitimate. To pretend otherwise is to want to rewrite history because it is f*****g inconvenient for certain points of view....like yours.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-19 11:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

And I bet those eggs came only from white leghorn hens....

#15 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2017-04-19 12:09 PM | Reply

you are probably sort of defensive about the whole topic of slavery. Unfortunately there is no legitimate way to defend slavery and commentary about the culture surrounding it is completely legitimate. To pretend otherwise is to want to rewrite history because it is f*****g inconvenient for certain points of view....like yours. - #14 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-19 11:56 AM

Perhaps you're having trouble understanding my words. I didn't defend slavery or the culture surrounding it. The author of the article made comment on slavery-era songs. Any song made in human history is slavery-era. It is a cheap attempt by the author to sway low comprehension readers; to link Trump's Easter event with song that were somehow racist. You know that the Star Spangled Banner is 'slavery-era music', right? Go Down, Moses is slavery-era music. The Abolitionists Hymn, The Underground Railcar, and No More Auction Block are all 'slavery-era music', and not a single one of them is in any way defensive about slavery. Any era in which slavery is occurring is the 'slavery-era'. Slavery has been going on throughout human history. It is a bullcrap attempt by a ****** author of a biased website to influence the ignorant. I'm sorry if you were so influenced.

#16 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-19 12:26 PM | Reply

Do you believe the Trumps would invite a pack of dirty tattered poor kids over? They'd gobble down the chocolate and be begging for PBJ's with milk.

Plus, all those sticky, dirty little hands. (no, not those hands)

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-04-19 12:31 PM | Reply

It's his and his staff's "gated community" mindset about life. Musn't mix with the hoi-polloi, you know.

#18 | Posted by morris at 2017-04-19 12:35 PM | Reply

Bah on myself #13 you're = your

#19 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-19 12:35 PM | Reply

"The author of the article made comment on slavery-era songs. Any song made in human history is slavery-era."

The White House was built by slaves as was the Capital, there is nothing wrong with mentioning "slave era" and expecting most Americans to know exactly what era we are speaking about. Reminding us that slavery still exists doesn't reduce the shame of our nation for its centuries of slavery.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-19 12:36 PM | Reply

Biased article is biased.

#13 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Obviously. Therefore Trump absolutely invited DC School Children, right?

He didn't? The article is factual? Who would have thought...

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-04-19 01:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The article is factual? Who would have thought... - #21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-04-19 01:41 PM
You are aware that articles can be completely factual and still misleading, right? And articles can attempt to influence the reader in the manner in which things are reported? Had the author stated that 'traditional gospel hymns' were sung instead of 'slave-era songs' or even named the songs themselves, he would have missed out on the opportunity to link Trump with slave-era. It's a detestable practice. We should demand better of our media.

Reminding us that slavery still exists doesn't reduce the shame of our nation for its centuries of slavery. - #20 | Posted by Danni at 2017-04-19 12:36 PM
That would make sense if the same standard is held true for all. I doubt you'll be able to find reference to slave songs performed during Obama or Clinton's presidency, but the songs remain the same. It is an example of transparently biased reporting.

#22 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-19 01:57 PM | Reply

#22,
Vlad, I doubt that Obama's Easter was planned around omitting kids of color. Wouldnt you agree? Thats what the piece is about. Do you have anything to say about that part of the story, you know, the subject; or is the music historian in you unable to grasp the real significance of the piece?

If Trump had public School kids there, there would be no reference to the music, would there?

#23 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-04-19 06:35 PM | Reply

Unlike previous Easter Egg Rolls under President Obama

Why does everything have to be about Obama? All you liberals are acting like if Trump doesn't do EVERYTHING like Obama did it, he's wrong.

--- Obama's way of doing things. There was a CHANGE in the White House and we are better for it. Get over it, Obama is no longer in the White House. Things aren't going to continue like you want them too..

Just because he didn't invite schools from DC doesn't mean he's racist.

#24 | Posted by boaz at 2017-04-20 09:49 AM | Reply

You are aware that articles can be completely factual and still misleading, right?

#22 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

That's so adorable. Be careful not to trip when you are backpedaling that hard.

The FACT remains that no D.C. school kids were invited to the Easter celebration at the White House. Case Closed.

#25 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-04-20 10:38 AM | Reply

They want to run the country when they can't even properly run an Easter Egg Roll. I don't recall it ever being controversial before now.

#26 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-04-20 10:46 AM | Reply

"Just because he didn't invite schools from DC doesn't mean he's racist."

It's just one more example of his racist tendencies that have been displayed his entire life.

#27 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-20 11:30 AM | Reply

That article was not intended to be hard news, it's opinion.

"This is no knock on the musical acts, who were talented and taking advantage of a great opportunity. But when your Attorney General is Jeff Sessions, and your president is an overt racist, and your chief strategist is a white nationalist, and you have just excluded children from the predominantly-Black local school district, having an all-white lineup perform slavery-era songs and soul classics is not a good look."

#28 | Posted by danni at 2017-04-20 11:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't recall it ever being controversial before now.

That's because for the last 8 years, the President has had a "D" after their name.

#29 | Posted by boaz at 2017-04-20 01:23 PM | Reply

The FACT remains that no D.C. school kids were invited to the Easter celebration at the White House. Case Closed.

So?

Is the DC school system the only source of kids we have in this nation?

#30 | Posted by boaz at 2017-04-20 01:25 PM | Reply

No, just the closest, literally surrounding the White House.

Why were they not there?

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-04-20 01:31 PM | Reply

The FACT remains that no D.C. school kids were invited to the Easter celebration at the White House. Case Closed. - #25 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-04-20 10:38 AM
Did you maybe not read the chain that you jumped into? Nobody was arguing that DC school kids weren't invited. The conversation was about the author's use of the phrase 'slavery-era songs' in an obvious attempt to use racist terms to tie the presidency to some songs . It was a weak attempt at manipulation, and that was what was being discussed, not the fact that schools consisting of mostly African American kids weren't invited. My only backpedaling would be to try to herd you back into the conversation.

#32 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-04-20 01:43 PM | Reply

Is the DC school system the only source of kids we have in this nation?
#30 | POSTED BY BOAZ

No, but they are most likely the group possessing those children who are disenfranchised. Obama took the White House Egg Roll as an opportunity to give a group of children a level of excitement that is not normally possible for them as opposed to children coming from private schools, who are typically children who come from means. Trump did not. Is it a coincidence that there are more nonwhites in public schools than private and Trump did not invite public school children? I believe so, but it does show that he really doesn't care what the public thinks about him. Obama and the libs would use the event as an opportunity to "prove" the Left's deep interest in the low, working, and middle classes. Trump didn't bite on the political play opportunity. So be it, but that does not mitigate the perception that he is far more dismissive of said classes than attentive. His pivoting on policy recently should really highlight this notion.

#33 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-04-20 01:45 PM | Reply

Just because he didn't invite schools from DC doesn't mean he's racist.

#24 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2017-04-20 09:49 AM | REPLY

You're correct, that alone doesn't indicate that he, his family, team and entire administration are racists. But when it's just the latest in a loooooonnnngggg string of events, remarks and actions that prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they're racists it needs to be pointed out.

I know that's a touch concept for a rightwing nutjob REMF to get but I hope my explanation clears it up for you.

#34 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-04-20 02:05 PM | Reply

touch=tough

#35 | Posted by Reagan58 at 2017-04-20 02:05 PM | Reply

Trump did not invite public school children?

Link?

#36 | Posted by boaz at 2017-04-20 02:43 PM | Reply

Trump did not invite public school children?
Link?
#36 | POSTED BY BOAZ

EDIT: "...Trump did not invite Washington D.C. public school children?"

Better?

#37 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-04-20 03:24 PM | Reply

Boaz how do you find it acceptable for the President of the Untied States to literally exclude his neighbors chdren from this event?

Just tell me what you think is Presidential or #MAGA about that.

#38 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-04-20 03:36 PM | Reply

I don't recall it ever being controversial before now.

That's because for the last 8 years, the President has had a "D" after their name.

#29 | Posted by boaz

When I say "ever" I'm talking about administrations I can remember, going back to Eisenhower and including both R and D Presidents, not just the past 8 years. You really need a clue (or several).

#39 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2017-04-20 07:39 PM | Reply

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