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CNN’s Angela Rye explodes when asked to ‘prove’ Trump’s racism: ‘He’s proven it himself!’

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An argument regarding Donald Trump’s campaign and race escalated to the point that it frustrated CNN host Brooke Baldwin on Wednesday.

“He talked about a Black Lives Matter protester who got beat up and kicked at his rally [and] said he got what he deserved,” commentator Angela Rye argued to one of the real estate mogul’s campaign advisors, Barry Bennett.

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“That didn’t have anything to do with race,” Bennett protested, adding, “That’s the problem.”

“You know what the problem is?” Rye asked. “The fact that you all will be racism-deniers and instead call us ‘race-baiters.'”

“Don’t go there,” Bennett said, wagging his finger. “Do not go there. You have no idea what my family looks like. You cannot go there. You owe me an apology.”

“How do I owe you an apology?” an incredulous Rye asked.

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“I am not a racism-defender,” Bennett insisted. “That is ridiculous.”

Bennett then claimed — falsely — that that was Rye’s description of him. He was not corrected by Baldwin.

“What I am telling you is that you saying the burden of proof is on me to say that Donald Trump is not a racist is false,” Rye told him.

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“That is not what I said. You have to prove someone is a racist,” Bennett insisted. He did not identify a litmus test to back up his statement.

“He’s proven it himself,” Rye shot back.

Eventually, Baldwin seemed to give up on the segment.

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“Ay ay ay. I really love and respect both of you,” she fretted. “I know we have 62 days to go, and I know we all just need to be respectful. We just do. We have to talk about the issues. I was about to talk about taxes. I understand that race is a piece of this discussion. I just … I don’t have the words.”

Watch the discussion, as posted online, below.

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Modi tells Xi summit will launch ‘new era’ for India and China

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Saturday that his summit with Chinese leader Xi Xinping would launch a "new era" between the neighbours who are seeking to overcome troublesome differences.

Modi and Xi strolled along a pristine Bay of Bengal beach and held one-on-one talks overlooking the ocean before their delegations sat down to official negotiations at the historic resort town of Mahbalipuram, south of Chennai.

The two leaders are meeting for the second time in a year in a bid to ease tensions over border disputes, the troubled Kashmir region and China's domination of trade between their huge economies.

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Trump calls for impeachment of Mitt Romney for criticizing him in rambling tweet

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Hours after Donald Trump attacked Sen. Mitt Romney for being critical of his call for the Chinese to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, the president was back for another round, calling for the Utah Republiocan to be impeached.

Claiming without evidence that voters in Utah are turning on their senator, Trump claimed, "I’m hearing that the Great People of Utah are considering their vote for their Pompous Senator, Mitt Romney, to be a big mistake. I agree! He is a fool who is playing right into the hands of the Do Nothing Democrats!" followed by:  #IMPEACHMITTROMNEY

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Trump claimed ‘inequality is down’ — one day later federal data showed the exact opposite is true

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"The separation between rich and poor from 2017 and 2018 was greater than it has ever been."

Federal data released Thursday showed U.S. income inequality in 2018 reached the highest level since the Census Bureau began measuring it five decades ago, a finding that comes less than 24 hours after President Donald Trump said "inequality is down."

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