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Black voters bash Trump: ‘It’s like he watches The Wire’ to learn about African-Americans

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Donald Trump has been supposedly reaching out to black voters by telling them that they are so poor and their lives are so miserable, that they have nothing to lose by voting for him.

Unsurprisingly, most black Americans aren’t buying it.

The New York Times has published a lengthy piece filled with interviews of black voters who are reacting with incredulity to Trump asking them “what the hell do you have to lose” by voting for him.

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In short, they were not happy to hear that Trump believes black voters all live in inner cities where they can’t walk outside their houses every day for fear of getting shot.

“He is giving voice to every stereotype he’s ever heard,” Alexis Scott, a former publisher of The Atlanta Daily World, told the Times. “I heard someone say, ‘It’s like he only watches ‘The Wire,’ and that’s what he knows about black people.”

“It’s an inaccurate portrayal of the community that seeks to define the community by only its biggest challenges,” said National Urban League president Marc Morial. “Black America has deep problems — deep economic problems — but black America also has a large community of striving, successful, hard-working people: college educated, in the work force

Anthony Simpson, who owns a demolition business, told the Times that he was not surprised that Trump’s outreach to black Americans was so tone deaf, especially given that he’s already said so many things that are offensive to Latinos, Muslims and other minorities.

“He eventually was going to get around to it,” Simpson said of Trump offending black people.

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‘We followed the president’s orders’: Sondland leaves no wiggle room for Trump’s direct involvement in Ukraine scandal

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European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland will leave no wiggle room for President Donald Trump to deny his direct involvement in the Ukraine scandal in his bombshell opening statement.

As reported by the Daily Beast, Sondland will testify that he followed President Donald Trump's orders to work with personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on dealing with Ukraine, despite the fact that he was personally reluctant to do so.

"Secretary Perry, Ambassador Volker and I worked with Mr. Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction of the President of the United States," the statement says. "We did not want to work with Mr. Giuliani. Simply put, we played the hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refused to work with Mr. Giuliani, we would lose an important opportunity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine. So we followed the President’s orders."

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Sondland directly implicates Trump and Giuliani in ‘quid pro quo’ in bombshell opening statement

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European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland is directly implicating both President Donald Trump and attorney Rudy Giuliani in running a "quid pro quo" scheme to condition a face-to-face meeting between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on launching an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Daily Beast has obtained excerpts of Sondland's opening statement that show the EU ambassador will make clear in his testimony on Wednesday that Giuliani wanted a quid pro quo with Ukraine -- and that he was pushing for it with Trump's encouragement.

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Elise Stefanik shredded by local columnist for selling out to Trump: ‘She’s not one of us’

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Elise Stefanik (R-NY) has been dubbed a "rising star" by President Donald Trump for her sycophantic defenses of him during the House impeachment inquiry.

But Ken Tingley, a newspaper columnist at the Glens Falls Post Star in upstate New York, believes that her strident defenses of the president will cost her dearly in her district.

In his latest column, Tingley offers a scathing assessment of Stefanik's character by pointing out that she swooped into the district despite not living there after a career that suggested she'd rather be running the Republican National Committee than representing New York's 21st district.

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