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Trump slams former employee who accused him of sex harassment: ‘So much for a nice thank you’

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Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills, Arizona (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

What’s it like being a woman who works for Donald Trump? Probably not a lot of fun, if his recent comments on The New York Times’ big expose on his treatment of women are any indication.

One of the women profiled in the piece was Barbara Res, who was Trump’s head of construction in the 1980s. In the piece, Res says Trump would frequently talk about other women’s bodies during routine business meetings and he even knocked Res for being overweight on one occasion. A normal person might have reflected on this behavior and concluded that it was inappropriate for the workplace. A normal person might even apologize for such behavior.

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But Donald Trump, it seems, is not a normal person.

On his Twitter feed on Monday, Trump ripped into Res for not being grateful for all the things that he’s done for her:

This is highly revealing of Trump’s mentality: Namely, that any woman he hires should be grateful for his employment and that this gives him the power to say whatever he wants to them.

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Trump followed this up with a tweet slamming Res for allegedly begging for her old job back once she left the company:

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For the record, 15 of the 18 tweets that Trump sent out on Monday were angry responses to the Times’ big piece detailing his past relationships with women. It goes without saying that the piece seems to have gotten under his skin.


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These Florida Cuban-American voters are flipping their support from Trump to Biden: ‘I know what a dictator looks like’

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In recent weeks, there has been a great deal of reporting on President Donald Trump’s efforts to make inroads with Latino voters. But it’s important to note where most of those inroads have been made: Trump has generally fared much better among Cuban-Americans in Florida than among Mexican-Americans in western states or Puerto Ricans in New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. And journalist David Smiley, in an article published in the Miami Herald on September 21, stresses that Trump’s support among Cuban-Americans is by no means universal.

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McConnell’s Supreme Court fight exposes the contempt he and Trump hold for millions of Americans: op-ed

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Writing for the Washington Post this Monday, Greg Sargent says that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's forging ahead with a vote to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more than just "hypocrisy" -- it's a demonstration of "the contempt that McConnell and Trump hold for millions and millions of American voters."

"It’s about their cavalier willingness to treat all those voters’ political preferences as having no legitimate purchase at all — that is, when they vote for Democrats," Sargent writes.

According to Sargent, the "real game" was given away by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who declared that the “Constitution gives Senators the power” to confirm nominees, and so “no one should be surprised” if they do it in this case.

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Younger voters are most likely to have their absentee ballots rejected — here’s why

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As half or more of the 2020 presidential election's votes will be cast on mailed-out ballots, a new study on why absentee ballots were rejected in three urban California counties in 2018 reveals why young voters' ballots were rejected at triple the rate of all voters.

Nationally, it is well known that absentee ballots arriving after state deadlines, problems with a voter's signature on the return envelope not matching their voter registration, or a missing signature account for more than half of all rejected ballots, as the latest federal statistics affirm. But a new California Voter Foundation (CVF) study reveals the most likely causes behind those errors, especially for young voters.

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