Media Bias: Andrea Mitchell calls Trump's history on race relations 'awful compared to Joe Biden's'
NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent made the comment on Meet the Press.
May 29, 2020 - 10:47pm
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During a panel on Sunday's episode of "Meet the Press," NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, who anchors MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports," described President Trump's history on race relations as inferior to Joe Biden's.
Biden recently received signifiant attention for saying in an interview, "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."
Mitchell said the Biden campaign was too slow to respond to the comments. She said that she had black Biden backers on her show. "And the African-American Biden supporters whom I had on my program at noon just lashed out about it, that no white person, no white politician should tell any black person what it is to be black," she said.
Mitchell then went on to say that Trump's record on race relations is much worse than Biden's.
"The fact though is that the Biden people, I think correctly point out that Donald Trump's record on race relations is, is so awful compared to Joe Biden's," Mitchell said.
Mitchell's blatantly opinionated statement violates the core journalistic principle of neutrality.
An NBC News spokesperson declined to comment.
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