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Trump slammed for claiming ownership of ‘our African-American people’ again in victory speech

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Donald Trump is really taking that “my African-American” thing seriously. Despite support from former KKK leaders, Trump’s acceptance speech from last night’s primary wins included a bizarre moment in his typical ramblings.

“We’re going to rebuild our inner cities, which are absolutely a shame and so sad,” Trump said. “We’re going to take care of our African-American people that have been mistreated for so long.”

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This was the second time in a week Trump has taken ownership of African-Americans in a speech. The first time was during a speech in Los Angeles when Trump pointed to Gregory Cheadle in Trump’s rally crowd calling him “my African-American.” Cheadle later admitted he was at the rally to see the show and doesn’t actually support Trump for president.

Twitter was not happy about it either. Many tweeted that statements like this were indicative of Trump’s historically racist perspective. It only adds to the problems Trump has had this week with members of his own party calling him out for racist remarks against a California judge presiding over his Trump University case.

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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.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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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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