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CNN panel speechless on Trump’s version of black America: ‘People don’t use the word ghetto or n*gro’

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During Thursday night’s Don Lemon segment, the CNN anchor brought attention to Republican nominee Donald Trump’s recent outreach to African American communities across the country. However, it would be wrong to say that Trump’s strategy is working.

Lemon shared a clip of Trump speaking from a rally in Ohio on Thursday night where he spoke about the inner city.

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During the rally, Trump makes the following statements:

We’re going to work on our ghettos. You take a look at what’s going on where you have pockets, areas, of land where you have the inner cities, where you have so many things, so many problems, so many horrible, horrible problems.

The violence, the death, the lack of education, no jobs. We’re going to work with the African American community and we’re going to solve the problem of the inner city. We’re going to solve the problem.

After viewing the clip, Lemon appears exasperated. “David,” he starts with a sigh, “Why does he continue to do this, and why aren’t his advisors educating him?”

“Another problem is the language he uses,” says the Washington Post‘s David Swerdlick. “People are going to come after me on Twitter and say this is being politically correct, but look, a part of being able to talk to a slice of the electorate is being able to sort of speak their language at least a little bit.”

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He continues, “People don’t use the word ‘ghetto,’ or the word ‘n***o.’ It’s about being polite and understanding where the discussion has gone and on policy, right? He gave a speech yesterday where he talked about his New Deal for black America, which I don’t think fully resonates with the black electorate, but was an earnest attempt but wound up stepping on that message and not being able to drive that home.”

“As Mark said,” Swerdlick continues, “he has a tough time staying on message. In terms of his advisors, I couldn’t hazard a guess, Don. This is a broader problem for Republicans at large, not just for Donald Trump.”

Lemon shook his head. “The ghettos was just …” he said, sighing.

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Watch their full exchange below.

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Trump rages against impeachment ‘lynching’ — and warns GOP will seek revenge against next Dem president

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President Donald Trump declared himself a victim of a "lynching" -- and threatened the next Democratic president with impeachment as he faces increasing calls for his removal from office.

The president raged against the impeachment inquiry that has largely been held in closed-door hearings as House Democrats investigate a possible criminal conspiracy involving classified information.

"So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights," Trump tweeted. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!"

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Global millionaires now own nearly half of world’s $361 trillion in wealth

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The millionaires of the world, who account for just 0.9 percent of the global population, now own nearly half of the planet's $361 trillion in wealth while the bottom 56 percent of the population owns just 1.8 percent.

That's according to the annual Global Wealth Report released Monday by Credit Suisse, which found that the number of millionaires in the world grew to 47 million between mid-2018 and mid-2019, with the United States leading the world in both new and total millionaires.

According to Credit Suisse, the U.S. added 675,000 new millionaires over the past year, bringing the country's total to 18.6 million.

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Jimmy Carter suffers pelvis fracture in another fall at home

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Former President Jimmy Carter suffered an injury in a fall at home.

Carter, who turned 95 years old this month, fell Monday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia, and was hospitalized for treatment of a minor pelvic fracture, according to The Carter Center.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Ga. He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home.

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