There is apparently nothing President Trump can do without being accused of racism by the social justice warriors who now run our mainstream media.

You would think that posthumously honoring Elvis Presley with the Presidential Medal of Freedom would be a fairly innocent and celebrated move by a controversial president. Is there a wide contingent of Americans who think that Elvis did not play an extraordinary role in popularizing rock n’ roll music? Is there anyone who doubts that he was one of the greatest 20th century pop culture icons? How is it that it is in any way “problematic” that Trump would honor the King?

Well, leave it to Washington Post music columnist Chris Richards to find a problem.

“Presley is among the most pivotal and controversial musicians of the previous century, so yes, this is another needling MAGA maneuver — a little nod to the good old days, back when black visionaries could invent rock-and-roll, but only a white man could become the king,” Richards wrote.

“Yes, this overture looks ugly to anyone who feels antagonism and regression radiating from Trump’s promise to ‘make America great again,’” he continued. “And yes, it all feels especially absurd to members of the hip-hop generation — its eldest citizens now past middle-age — who learned how to feel about the legacy of Presley the moment they first heard Public Enemy’s ‘Fight the Power’ blasting a hole through our national mood in the summer of 1989. Yeah, you know the Chuck D line I’m talking about: ‘Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant s— to me.’ (Yes, Chuck D deserves his own Medal of Freedom, but nearly three decades after ‘Fight the Power,’ America is still afraid of a black planet, so he’ll probably receive his award posthumously, too.)”

Oh God, the stupid hurts.

This is about what we would expect to read on, say, The Root or Slate or Vox or some other tired piece of liberal trash blog. It’s disappointing to read it in the Washington Post. Although, at this point, we’re not sure what more we really expect.

Honoring Elvis Presley is not an insult to Otis Redding or Chuck Berry or – for God’s sake – Public Enemy. It’s a recognition that Elvis was and is one of the most powerful and iconic musicians of the modern age, and anyone who denies that fact perhaps spent a little TOO much time blasting 80’s rap music into their ears.

But Richards knows that. The only reason he wrote this crap was because anti-Trump nonsense gets the clicks. And since no one is reading his stupid music column otherwise, this was the perfect opportunity to remind his bosses at the Post that he still works there.

Which, judging from the muddled clarity of his writing, might not have been the wisest decision.