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Charles Blow: Trump is ‘urinating’ on black voters and telling them to ‘dance in the rain’

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New York Times columnist Charles Blow appeared on CNN’s New Day on Wednesday morning and blasted Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s outreach to black Americans, saying that the only people who are taking Trump seriously are other white people.

At his rally in Austin, TX Tuesday night, Trump promised that when he’s in charge, he’ll make it so that when black people walk down the street, “you don’t get shot.” This is part of the candidate’s recent efforts to whitewash his history of inflammatory racist remarks.

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“First off, we have to stop calling this an outreach to black people,” Blow said. “It’s an outreach to white people.”

He went on to say that Trump’s condescending “What the hell have you got to lose?” approach to black voters is “the most insidious kind of bigotry.”

“It’s the kind of bigotry that says, ‘I will knock you down while I pretend to pick you up,'” said Blow. “It’s the kind of bigotry that says, ‘I am urinating on you and telling you to dance in the rain.”

Black people aren’t fooled, he assured the panel. He has scoured the web and his personal acquaintances to find one black person who earnestly believes Trump’s message and supports this so-called “outreach.”

“Not a single person that I could find is taking it seriously,” he said. “The only people taking this seriously is white people.”

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“This is an insult to all people of color — black, Hispanic and otherwise,” he concluded, “because he is using us as pawns” to make himself look less racist and “get to” white voters who have been reluctant to support him.

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‘He got caught!’: Adam Schiff gives impassioned condemnation of Trump to close out the day’s impeachment hearing

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When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was gaming out the plan for impeachment hearings, she took a somewhat surprising step by placing the Intelligence Community front and center in the proceedings as it pursues the Ukraine investigation. And on Tuesday, after a long day of testimony from four critical witnesses, Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered an impassioned speech that exemplified why Pelosi entrusted the trying task of leading the effort to him.

Schiff thanked Ambassador Kurt Volker and White House aide Tim Morrison for their testimony, noting that Volker had debunked Republicans' attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Don Lemon notes the GOP panic after their own witnesses gave testimony harming Trump: ‘Worried much?’

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CNN anchor Don Lemon explained how witnesses called by Republicans in the impeachment inquiry destoryed the defenses employed by President Donald Trump and his allies.

"Now, let's just be honest, the shakedown -- that's exactly what it is -- the shakedown is exposed, people," Lemon said.

"And the evidence comes from the Republican's own witnesses," he noted. "The former envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker -- who resigned just one day after the release of the whistleblower's report -- telling the president's defenders exactly what they did not want to hear."

"They called him apparently expecting him to say what he said in his closed-door testimony, that he saw no evidence of a quid pro quo, or let's call it for what it is again -- a shakedown," he continued. "Well, now he says he was wrong."

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NSC aide Morrison flounders as lawmaker asks why he reported Trump’s phone call if he didn’t think it was a big deal

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At the impeachment hearings on Tuesday, National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn't believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) asked him why he reported the call to government lawyers, he had no answer.

"You responded to a series of questions about the call and saw nothing wrong with it, yet you skipped your chain of command to go to legal counsel to find out — I guess to find out what to do, because you were concerned about the political fallout, not about anything being appropriate or wrong with the call, is that correct?" asked Demings.

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