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Central Park 5 member: I would ‘absolutely’ sue Donald Trump

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Yusef Salaam, a member of the Central Park 5 said in an interview with Yahoo News and Finance that he would consider suing GOP nominee Donald Trump.

It has been 27 years since the group of boys were charged with brutally raping and beating a woman in New York. The young men spent 13 years in prison before they were exonerated by DNA evidence in 2002.

At the time, Trump took out a full-page ad in four newspapers across the city that read “Bring Back The Death Penalty. Bring Back Our Police!”

Even now, Trump stands by this claim. He recently told CNN, “They admitted they were guilty. The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty.”

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Salaam, who recently penned an article for the Washington Post about the dangers of Trump’s rhetoric, told Yahoo anchor Bianna Golodryga that he is now considering a lawsuit.

He said, “You know, we definitely — if our lawyers move forward and tell us that we can do that, then that is exactly the option that we will take. The great thing about today is that the statute of limitations has not expired. And if we have the opportunity do to just that, we will absolutely do that.”

Trump’s campaign has been the subject of a scandal in the last week as many women have come forward with sexual assault allegations against the former reality TV star, which he has firmly denied.

His denial and victim-shaming women while also recklessly standing by his repulsive claims that Salaam and the four other men were guilty is disturbing and probletmatic.

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This wasn’t lost on Salaam, who told Golodryga that Trump’s accusations against him 27 years ago could have cost him his life. Now, he adds, “These allegations coming out against him in the media … about the atrocities that he’s done and now he’s trying to say ‘I was just playing, I was just talking amongst the guys.'”

Watch the full interview below.

 

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Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’

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Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.

Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.

Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.

He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff

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Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?

Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.

The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."

There's little mystery about how the night will go down.

Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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