Just f-ing say it, Wolf. pic.twitter.com/jIZsw5aa0D— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 12, 2018
TV news anchors and correspondents on Thursday faced an unusual challenge: How to quote the president of the United States.
Donald Trump earlier in the day reportedly described Haiti and African nations as “shithole” countries as he rejected an immigration plan brought to him by lawmakers, according to The Washington Post.
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, in a “Daily Show” supercut above, worked hard to avoid the word.
He opted for “s hole” instead (which many on social media noted sounds a lot like “asshole”).
Others used the word, including CNN’s Jim Acosta, while speaking with Blitzer:
Remarkable worlds from CNN's Jim Acosta. Not surprising. But these are not ways reporters talk on network or cable network TV. Watch this! pic.twitter.com/2gUqdlREOd— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 11, 2018
Joy Reid also used the word on MSNBC:
NBC’s Peter Alexander also used the word, but only after the “Nightly News” anchor issued a warning first:
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.