Conservatives and Trump supporters are outraged by a new group of NBC News videos featuring children bashing Donald Trump’s presidency.
Characterizing it as “propaganda,” those on the right are bothered by the quotes coming from kids in the videos, such as: “Most of my family is black. I’m afraid that you’re gonna hurt some of us blacks;” “You are here, attempting to white-wash America;” “You’re going to separate me away from the rest of my family, and I really don’t want [that] because I love them too much.”
Only one child in the video gives the slightest approval of President Trump, while the rest are subjected to stating their fears about Trump leading the White House. According to conservatives outlet CNS: “NBC News handpicked anti-Trump tykes for two propaganda videos to make it appear that every child in America thinks President Trump is an ignorant racist and threat to the country.”
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However, one guest on Fox News pointed out that this tactic is an old trick in the “it’s just politics” playbook. “The technique of doing it is not new,” said Jeffrey Seglin, director of Harvard Kennedy School Communications Program. “It’s been done for years; it’s a feature piece.”
Seglin said ABC News did a similar segment of videos but was more unbiased in its approach to filming the children.
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