Merriam-Webster appears to jab Brit Hume for citing its first definition of racism to defend Trump

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2019
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The official Twitter account for Merriam-Webster Dictionary appeared to jab Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume on Tuesday for citing its first definition of racism to defend President Trump’s tweets about Democratic congresswomen of color.

Hume took to Twitter on Monday to condemn the president’s tweets, which said the congresswomen should "go back" to other countries, writing that they were “nativist, xenophobic, counterfactual and politically stupid,” but not racist.

He defended his stance by pointing “definition 1” under "racism" on Merriam-Webster’s website.

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