Campaigning in South Carolina, prospective GOP presidential nominee Scott Walker said Americans should be talking about “what brings us together,” instead of focusing on the “racial discord” that follows in the wake of shootings like the one that took the life of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
According to the Huffington Post, the Wisconsin governor was asked about the anniversary of the death of Brown at the hands of a white police officer in relation to the Charleston shooting where white teen Dylan Roof allegedly shot and killed nine black churchgoers.
Not wanting to delve too deeply into race relations in the U.S.,Walker attempted to put a positive spin on his answer, using how people came together in Charleston as an example.
“One, I think in general if anyone focuses on racial discord we’re going to get more,” Walker said. “If we focus on unity we’re going to get more of that. The families of the massacre in Charleston showed us the way.”
“Even days after the horrific shooting, the emotion they showed, the willingness to try and bring Charleston, this state, this country together. I think it’s a prime example if we focus on things that unite us, ways to share the American dream,” he added.
Walker is attempting to right his campaign with a new poll coming out Monday morning saying he dropped into fifth place among GOP presidential rivals, tied with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, following Thursday’s Fox debate.
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Trump campaign in danger of having lawsuits thrown out over unpaid legal bills: report
According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump's cash-strapped campaign is frantically attempting to collect settlements in legal disputes because it needs the money to fund other lawsuits that are in danger of being dismissed.
Noting that the campaign of the embattled president is pressing Omarosa Manigault Newman to make a delinquent $52,000 payment for writing an unauthorized book about White House doings, the report explains the money is desperately needed.
‘Women didn’t like that’: Fox News host grills GOP chairwoman after Trump interrupts ‘145 times’ at debate
Fox News host Sandra Smith pressed Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Thursday over the idea that President Donald Trump could be punished with a "mute button" after he repeatedly interrupted Democratic candidate Joe Biden at Tuesday's presidential debate.
During an interview on Fox News, Smith noted that the Commission on Presidential Debates is considering changing the rules due to the constant interruptions at the first debate between Biden and Trump.
"At any point when you were watching the debate, did you wish that perhaps President Trump didn't jump in there as much as he did?" Smith wondered.
Rod Rosenstein secretly crippled the Mueller investigation: report
According to a report from the New York Times, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had a hand in limiting the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into ties between Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russians by secretly curtailing an FBI counterintelligence probe.
The report from Michael Schmidt of the Times begins by stating, "The Justice Department secretly took steps in 2017 to narrow the investigation into Russian election interference and any links to the Trump campaign, according to former law enforcement officials," before adding, "But law enforcement officials never fully investigated Mr. Trump’s own relationship with Russia, even though some career F.B.I. counterintelligence investigators thought his ties posed such a national security threat that they took the extraordinary step of opening an inquiry into them."