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Herman Cain: There is a ‘phenomenon’ of black women switching to Donald Trump

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Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain this week pushed back against the idea that Donald Trump was driving away minority voters by insisting that there was a “phenomenon” where black women across the country were pledging their support to the billionaire.

During a Tuesday appearance on Fox & Friends, Cain argued that political pundits “still cannot understand and explain the Trump phenomenon.”

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“I boil it down to three words: leadership, fighter and winner,” Cain opined. “That’s what people see and they’re not listening to all this other stuff.”

Host Brian Kilmeade complained that Trump was getting a “mulligan” for past liberal viewpoints, but he said that other conservatives were not given a pass.

“What Trump is doing that the others may not be doing as well is attracting non-traditional voters,” Cain argued. “I’ve seen many quotes of people who said, ‘I have given up on voting, I gave up on it but I’m coming back in.'”

“And let me tell you a phenomenon I discovered on my radio show,” the former GOP candidate continued. “I get callers who call up and say, ‘I am black, I’m female and I’m going from Democrat to Trump.'”

“They didn’t say they were going from Democrat to Republican, they’re going from Democrat to Trump. I think that’s part of the phenomenon.”

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Last year, a Quinnipiac University poll found that 92 percent of black people believed that Trump does not care “about the needs and problems of people like you.”

Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Jan. 19, 2015.

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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