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Olbermann guest asks where the GOP candidates are ‘who are going to stand up to the mob’

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Current TV’s Keith Olbermann spoke on Friday with journalist Craig Crawford about the extremism on display at the most recent GOP presidential candidate debate.

“Where are the leaders of the party who are going to stand up to the mob?” Crawford asked. “Come November [2012], they’re going to have to campaign for those independent voters, and independent voters like to see presidential candidates stand up to their own parties.”

Crawford also expressed doubt that out of the current field of GOP candidates “any of them are strong enough to resist that gravitational pull to the extreme of their party.”

“Is there a tipping point at which this starts being the story?” Olbermann asked. “That Republican candidates in a real switch start getting damaged by their supporters?”

“Three examples make a rule,” Crawford replied.

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Trump’s Cabinet exodus is an emergency — and it’s continually getting worse

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One of Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to “drain the swamp,” an allusion to the cesspool of corrupt and unethical characters crowding the hallways of power in Washington. But in over two years in office, the only major clearing out in the nation’s capital has been of Trump’s own Cabinet.

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On Friday, Department of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced that he would join the long list of recent resignations out of the Trump administration, bowing out in disgrace over his handling of a major sex trafficking case involving billionaire political donor Jeffrey Epstein.

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Damning CNN timeline shows how Trump ‘thinks white people matter more than nonwhite people’

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CNN's Brianna Keilar on Monday delivered a damning verdict on President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Democratic lawmakers -- and she backed it up with a timeline of the president's bigoted words and actions.

During a segment about Trump’s weekend tweets, in which he told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to “go back” to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens, Keilar argued that the president's racism is part of a pattern of bigotry that's followed him throughout his life.

"This fits a pattern to the president who has long made it clear that he thinks white people matter more than nonwhite people, even if they're American," she said. "30 years ago he called for the death penalty for the Central Park Five, five minority youths who were falsely accused of rape. Trump [is] still refusing to believe their innocence 16 years after they were exonerated."

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MSNBC host says Trump just openly embraced racists: ‘This actually feels different to me’

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On Monday, President Donald Trump went on an unhinged rant against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

In an often rambling question session with reporters, Trump repeatedly told the two Congresswomen to leave America (both are U.S. citizens) if they're so critical of the U.S. and Israel.

MSNBC host Ali Velshi observed that Trump had truly crossed the line and directly appealed to the sentiments of white nationalists.

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MSNBC's @AliVelshi: This time "actually feels different to me. This feels like the president really owning the idea that he's saying things that are attractive to white nationalists and racists." pic.twitter.com/vtK1T3GHuU

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Olbermann guest asks where the GOP candidates are ‘who are going to stand up to the mob’

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Current TV’s Keith Olbermann spoke on Friday with journalist Craig Crawford about the extremism on display at the most recent GOP presidential candidate debate.

“Where are the leaders of the party who are going to stand up to the mob?” Crawford asked. “Come November [2012], they’re going to have to campaign for those independent voters, and independent voters like to see presidential candidates stand up to their own parties.”

Crawford also expressed doubt that out of the current field of GOP candidates “any of them are strong enough to resist that gravitational pull to the extreme of their party.”

“Is there a tipping point at which this starts being the story?” Olbermann asked. “That Republican candidates in a real switch start getting damaged by their supporters?”

“Three examples make a rule,” Crawford replied.

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Trump’s Cabinet exodus is an emergency — and it’s continually getting worse

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One of Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to “drain the swamp,” an allusion to the cesspool of corrupt and unethical characters crowding the hallways of power in Washington. But in over two years in office, the only major clearing out in the nation’s capital has been of Trump’s own Cabinet.

This article was originally published at Salon

On Friday, Department of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta announced that he would join the long list of recent resignations out of the Trump administration, bowing out in disgrace over his handling of a major sex trafficking case involving billionaire political donor Jeffrey Epstein.

Continue Reading

CNN

Damning CNN timeline shows how Trump ‘thinks white people matter more than nonwhite people’

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CNN's Brianna Keilar on Monday delivered a damning verdict on President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Democratic lawmakers -- and she backed it up with a timeline of the president's bigoted words and actions.

During a segment about Trump’s weekend tweets, in which he told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to “go back” to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens, Keilar argued that the president's racism is part of a pattern of bigotry that's followed him throughout his life.

"This fits a pattern to the president who has long made it clear that he thinks white people matter more than nonwhite people, even if they're American," she said. "30 years ago he called for the death penalty for the Central Park Five, five minority youths who were falsely accused of rape. Trump [is] still refusing to believe their innocence 16 years after they were exonerated."

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MSNBC host says Trump just openly embraced racists: ‘This actually feels different to me’

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On Monday, President Donald Trump went on an unhinged rant against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

In an often rambling question session with reporters, Trump repeatedly told the two Congresswomen to leave America (both are U.S. citizens) if they're so critical of the U.S. and Israel.

MSNBC host Ali Velshi observed that Trump had truly crossed the line and directly appealed to the sentiments of white nationalists.

Watch:

MSNBC's @AliVelshi: This time "actually feels different to me. This feels like the president really owning the idea that he's saying things that are attractive to white nationalists and racists." pic.twitter.com/vtK1T3GHuU

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