Tag Archives: racism

Baltimore Paper Blasts “Dishonest” Trump In Editorial

From the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun: While we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of …

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Dems Defend Cummings, Denounce Trump’s Attacks

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced President Trump’s early morning criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Saturday, labeling the president’s remarks “racist” and hailing the longtime congressman as a “champion” and “beloved leader.” Pelosi’s condemnation came in response to a series of tweets by Trump, accusing Cummings of being a “brutal bully” and claiming his Baltimore district is …

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Baltimore-Born CNN Host Delivers Emotional Response To Trump’s Attack On His “Rat-Infested” Hometown

“Infested. That’s usually reserved for references to rodents and insects, but we’ve seen the president invoke infestation to criticize lawmakers before. Donald Trump has tweeted more than 43,000 times. He’s insulted thousands of people — many different types of people. But when he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people. The president says about Congressman Cummings’ district that …

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148 Black Former Obama Staffers Denounce Trump’s Racism: He Is Just Providing Jet Fuel For Our Activism

From an op-ed published today by the Washington Post: We’ve heard this before. Go back where you came from. Go back to Africa. And now, “send her back.” Black and brown people in America don’t hear these chants in a vacuum; for many of us, we’ve felt their full force being shouted in our faces, whispered behind our backs, scrawled …

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White House Mulls Imposing Travel Ban On Guatemala

NPR reports: The Trump administration is actively investigating imposing a travel ban against Guatemala unless the Central American nation takes significant steps to curb illegal migration northward. In a move reminiscent of the pressure campaign President Trump launched against Mexico over immigration, the travel ban is the most explosive option of three that the administration says it’s considering against the …

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Fox Poll: 56% Say Trump’s “Go Back” Speech Is Racist

Mediaite reports: A new Fox News poll showed a large majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump‘s comments instructing four progressive Democrats to “go back” to unspecified countries were racist. 56% of all voters said that telling a person of color to “go back” is racist. 20% said it is not racist, and 18% say it depends. Among Republicans, 21% …

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New Treasury Spox Spread “Obama Is Muslim” Claims

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s pick for the top spokeswoman job at the Treasury Department repeatedly spread conspiracy theories that suggested then-President Barack Obama was secretly a Muslim who was sympathetic to America’s enemies. Monica Crowley, who was appointed by Trump last week as assistant treasury secretary for public affairs, made multiple comments spreading these false claims on her personal …

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Asylum Restrictions

NBC News reports: A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s latest move to widely restrict asylum for migrants coming to the southern border, according to court documents. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in California issued the preliminary injunction blocking the new asylum restrictions Wednesday afternoon, just hours after a hearing where he grilled a government attorney …

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NAACP Votes Unanimously To Support Impeachment: Trump’s Misconduct Has Proven He Is Unfit To Serve

Politico reports: Delegates to the NAACP’s annual convention voted unanimously on Tuesday to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, with the group’s president saying Trump is “unfit to serve this country.” The push to come out against Trump was initiated by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who has put forth several impeachment measures in the House. While the vote is …

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Trump: I’ll Win Minnesota Due To “Anti-Semite” Omar

Talking Points Memo reports: President Donald Trump issued his daily missive aimed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar on Tuesday morning via, of course, Twitter. Trump has sought to cast the progressive congresswomen as anti-American ever since his “go back” tweets were widely condemned as a racist attack on four lawmakers of color. In an …

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City Council For Host City Of 2020 GOP Convention Approves Resolution Condemning Trump’s Racism

The Washington Post reports: The Charlotte City Council on Monday passed a resolution condemning President Trump’s “racist and xenophobic comments,” in a rebuke of the president by the city that will host him next year at the Republican National Convention. The 9-to-2 vote came a week after Trump sent a racist tweet in which he said four minority congresswomen — …

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Trump Calls Female Democrats “Racist Troublemakers”

The Guardian reports: A week after President Trump launched a racist attack on a group of four freshman women Congress members known as “the Squad,” telling them to “go back” to the countries they came from, he is trying to turn the attack around on them. “The squad” are a group of four women of color, including Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez …

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Trump Administration To “Update” US Citizenship Test

NPR reports: The Trump administration is planning changes to the U.S. citizenship test. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is revising the test to ensure that “it continues to serve as an accurate measure of a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge.” The test was introduced in 1986 and last revised in 2008. In a USCIS statement, acting Director Ken …

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Trump Pitched Blacks Vs Whites Apprentice Season

The New York Times reports: For the fourth season of “The Apprentice,” Donald J. Trump searched for a gimmick to bolster ratings. His idea was simple if explosive — pit an all-white team against an all-black team. “Do you like it?” he asked, previewing the concept on Howard Stern’s radio show in April 2005. “Yes,” Mr. Stern said. “Do you …

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Racist Stephen Miller Defends Trump’s Racism [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday pressed White House senior adviser Stephen Miller about the “send her back” chant targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) at a Trump campaign rally in North Carolina. The exchange came during an interview in which Wallace repeatedly pressed Miller about Trump’s recent comments and his history of controversial statements. Miller responded …

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Trump Demands Apology From “Hateful” Dem Women

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has once again attacked the four Democratic congresswomen he launched racist tweets at last week, demanding Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley apologise “for the horrible (hateful) things they have said.” The latest tweets arrived after an extraordinary rebuke of the president’s racist attacks against the four congresswomen of colour — colloquially …

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Geraldo Rivera Can’t Defend Trump’s Racism Anymore

The New York Times reports: For some who defended Mr. Trump against charges of racism in the past, this was a turning point. “As much as I have denied it and averted my eyes from it, this latest incident made it impossible,” Geraldo Rivera, a roaming correspondent at large for Fox News and longtime friend, said in an interview. “My …

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WaPo: Inside The WH After Trump’s Racist Tweets

Last night the Washington Post published a detailed breakdown of the GOP’s frantic attempt to mitigate damage from Trump’s “go back to where you came from” tweets, which resulted in a rare condemnation resolution passed by the House. An excerpt: The White House vote-counters initially feared as many as 50 Republicans might defect to support the resolution, and Trump ordered …

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Michelle Obama Reminds Trump: It’s Our America

Agence France-Presse reports: Former first lady Michelle Obama added her voice to the Democratic outcry following President Donald Trump’s attack on four ethnic minority congresswomen, saying “there’s a place for all of us.” “What truly makes our country great is its diversity… Whether we are born here or seek refuge here, there’s a place for all of us,” Obama tweeted, …

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Germany’s Merkel Backs “The Squad” Over Trump: I Stand In Solidarity With The Women He Has Attacked

CNN reports: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that US President Donald Trump’s racist comments about four Democratic Congresswomen “undermine America’s strength” and that she stands in “solidarity” with the women. Speaking at her annual news conference in Berlin, Merkel said: “I distance myself from this decidedly and stand in solidarity with the women who were attacked.” She added that …

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