The president’s problematic relationship  with the media has returned to the spotlight after the White House decided to bar CNN’s Jim Acosta after his persistent questioning at Wednesday’s press conference..

Hidden behind allegations that Trump is endangering the constitutional protection of freedom of the press are his interactions with two journalists with accents. —a producer for the Nippon News Network of Japan and a reporter for Al Arabiya of the Middle East.— reports The Atlantic.

Nadia Bilbassy-Charters, a senior correspondent for Al Arabiya TV, asked Trump about the first two Muslim women elected to Congress—Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota— and if their election was a rebuke of the President’s previous controversial messaging of hate and division toward campaigns involving people of ethnic backgrounds.

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