Headline RoundupJune 3rd, 2023

Trump Says He Doesn’t Like the Term 'Woke'

AllSides Summary

Speaking at a Fox News (Right bias) town hall hosted by Sean Hannity in Iowa on Thursday, Former President Donald Trump said he doesn’t like the term “woke.”

For Context: Trump was speaking about parental rights and gender before digressing into his thoughts about the word “woke.”

Key Quote: “The country has gone sick… And I don’t like the term woke. Cause I hear ‘woke, woke, woke,’ you know, it’s like just a term they use. Half the people can’t even define it. They don’t know what it is.”

How The Media Covered It: Trump's "woke" comments were widely covered by left-rated, thinly by center-rated, and hardly by right-rated sources. Newsweek (Center bias) and many left-rated sources framed the former president’s comments as being critical of conservatives or Republicans, although his comments did not directly specify who he was talking about. A short version of the clip was widely circulated, but a version with more context was posted on Twitter. Some analysts believe his critique of the word is strategic, as he aims to separate himself from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary elections.

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