This Is What Trump Manages to Get Away With While Everyone Obsesses Over Clinton’s Pneumonia

While the the media remains squarely focused on the revelation that Hillary Clinton has pneumonia—coverage that is likely to fuel right-wing conspiracy theories questioning her health—Donald Trump appeared on CNBC this morning and stunned political pundits by wishing his Democratic rival a speedy recovery.

“It was quite sad to be honest with you, and I hope she gets well soon,” Trump insisted. “No satisfaction, believe me, whatsoever.”

Headlines pounced to take note of the rare positive message, largely ignoring the rest of the interview that focused on actual policy. Unsurprisingly, that’s when Trump was able to get away with saying the following list of offensive and patently untrue claims:


Trump’s casual reference to Sen. Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas was particularly shocking, as the racist name-calling barely made a blip on social media, let alone with the interviewer:

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