The first page of a newspaper is “prime” real estate. It’s where the most important stories are often found. That’s why it’s helpful to understand what’s behind those stories – because they matter. In some cases, a news story may not receive much attention but it matters because it's interesting. Those, too, are prime stories.

Here’s some background on a “prime” story this week.

Potty Mouth

Last week Donald Trump made news again when it is alleged (meaning people said it happened but it has been proven) that he used some very vulgar language to describe countries in Africa and Haiti and other places where there are a large number of poor people, most of who are people of color.

Not only was it worrisome that he would describe countries in this foul way, using language most children have been instructed not to use because they are often called, "potty" words, but many people saw his remarks as racist because of the populations he referred to and he also allegedly said in the same remarks he wished America would get more people from countries like Norway where most people are white.

So, lots of issues in this story are likely to be in the news this week. People want answers to questions including: Is the president a racist? Should he have referred to countries in this foul way? Is foul language the way a world leader should speak? If he said this, Congress can choose to censure him. Some people would like to see that happen.

What do you think of this news story? Is it important?

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