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‘You have to be honest:’ Michael Steele schools the Republican party about racism

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The former chairperson of the Republican National Committee (RNC) took down his replacement on Sunday morning, saying the party’s policy of not condemning racism is bad politics, Mediaite reports.

In June, perennial presidential candidate Donald Trump, a Republican, declared that Mexican Americans are rapists and criminals, subsequently costing him a number of lucrative business contracts.

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Trump’s party, helmed by RNC chair Reince Priebus, has been too slow in speaking out against racist rhetoric in its ranks, Steele says on this weekend’s airing of Meet The Press. A black Republican who ran the RNC during one of its most successful election cycles in recent memory, Steele’s party ousted him in favor of a white man about two years after his start date. Priebus has run the RNC since 2011.

“You’ve got to have that Sister Souljah moment with the party, where you have to be honest and call it what it is. You’ve got to be authentic. People are sophisticated enough to know when you’re just full of B.S.” Steele says on the morning talk show.

“Everyone in the country reacted to this and you didn’t, the party didn’t, and those who want to be president didn’t — until what? This week? That’s a problem,” Steele continues.

“It’s a problem of authenticity. It is a problem of legitimacy when you’re going to go speak to that community. What do you say to them?” Steele asks, before mockingly replying, “Oh, I’m sorry, well, we just figured out how we feel about this.”

“It’s not the place you want to be,” Steele finally says of his fellow Republicans.

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Watch Michael Steele school his fellow party members about the importance of denouncing racism displayed by influential Republicans:


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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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