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Trump campaign taps California white supremacist to serve as delegate

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump selected the head of a white nationalist group to be a delegate of his in California, Mother Jones reported.

“I just hope to show how I can be mainstream and have these views,” said American Freedom Party head William Johnson. “I can be a white nationalist and be a strong supporter of Donald Trump and be a good example to everybody.”

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Johnson, whose group says it “exists to represent the political interests of White Americans,” said he did not specifically use the term “white nationalist” while applying to be a delegate for the presumptive Republican front-runner.

His organization paid for a robocall on behalf of Trump earlier in the primary that stated, “The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called ‘racist.'” The call also urged voters, “Don’t vote for a Cuban. Vote for Donald Trump.”

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Johnson’s party “attempts to appeal to a perhaps more independent or Libertarian demographic” by touting concerns over the economy, government surveillance and other mainstream political issues.

Update, 6:30 p.m. EST: Talking Points Memo reported that Trump’s campaign blamed a “database error” for Johnson being on the delegate list, and that he had already been rejected as a potential delegate.

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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‘Hell no’: Texans join forces to stop Trump from stealing their land

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President Donald Trump's pledge to build a wall at the southern border with Mexico has been a huge winner with his base. But there is one group of people who are not happy: the Texans who actually live in the region where the wall would be built.

According to the Washington Post, many people in the region have no intention of letting the federal government seize their land to construct the wall, like Afghanistan war veteran Salvador Castillo of Brownsville, who received a letter from officials demanding unlimited access to and use of his land, which gradually escalated into a lawsuit.

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