Bad week for:
ESPN, which was widely mocked for removing Asian-American broadcaster Robert Lee from covering a University of Virginia football game due to the “coincidence of his name.”
Channeling Marie Antoinette, after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s actress wife, Louise Linton, posted a social media photo of herself with an Hermès bag and scarf on a taxpayerfunded business trip. Litton told an online critic that she and her wealthy husband “paid more taxes” and made more sacrifices than most people, and mocked the critic as “adorably out of touch.’’
Ignoring science, after President Trump defied clear warnings from experts and looked up at the sun without protective eye gear during this week’s eclipse. An aide shouted “Don’t look!” but the president tends not to follow advice.