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Michael Cohen tells CNN: Not fair to call Trump racist because offensive remarks aren’t from script

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Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization, insisted that his boss was not actually racist or misogynist but only said those types of statements because he speaks without thinking.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Cohen, special counsel to the Trump campaign, what the president-elect would say to Muslims, Hispanics, LGBT people or anyone else who feels fearful that his hateful campaign rhetoric will be turned to action now that he’s been elected.

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“He’s going to have to find a way, if he wants to unite this country, to make people feel that he’s not the source of the problem,” Cuomo said. “How does he do that?”

Cohen said Trump could solve that problem as he had within his company, and he complained that his boss had been unfairly targeted by his media enemies.

“He’s been called every negative word in the American dictionary, and then in other dictionaries, as well,” Cohen said. “They think he’s a sexist, misogynist, racist, Islamophobe.”

Cuomo asked whether Trump had not earned those sobriquets, and Cohen said those criticisms were unfair because Trump was inartfully expressing his deeply felt beliefs.

“I think that he made statements and, again, he’s not a politician — now he is, clearly — but he speaks off-the-cuff, he speaks from his heart, and it was never coming, or supposed to come out, as an animus towards a group when he was talking about (how) we need to stop the Syrian refugee influx because we don’t know who they are,” Cohen said. “That’s not being an Islamophobe, that’s not anti-Muslim. It’s pro-American.”

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Cuomo reminded him that Trump had also said the United States had a problem with Islam, and he started to throw him a bone by extending an offer of a “clean slate” before Cohen interrupted.

“By the way, there is a problem but it’s not Islam,” Cohen said. “Right? What it is, is radical Islamic terrorists.”

Cuomo agreed those existed, and he explained terrorism’s root causes as poverty, anger, disaffection and lack of education — and Cohen agreed.

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“That’s correct, that’s right,” Cohen said. “What happens is, he’s not scripted, he’s not reading off a script. He doesn’t have 20 different people figuring out what’s the right way to say it for the largest group of people.”

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Singer and songwriter pens ballad about ‘bunker boy Donald Trump’

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Singer/songwriter Courtney Jaye, whose album "Love and Forgiveness" was named as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2013 by American Songwriter, has penned an epic ballot dedicated to President Donald Trump.

It was reported Sunday that Trump was rushed to the White House bunker on Friday evening as a few hundred protesters surrounded the building. As the weekend progressed, more and more protesters have come to stand in opposition to police violence and a White House they feel isn't doing enough to stop it.

Trump has tried to claim that he was really just "inspecting" the bunker, but it went down like a lead balloon.

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Three right-wing ‘boogaloo’ militants arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas: report

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On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced that three far-right militants with ties to the "boogaloo" movement have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Las Vegas, according to The Seattle Times.

"Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody," reported Michelle Price and Scott Sonner.

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‘Trump became what we feared’: New Lincoln Project ad accuses Trump of using the Bible as a prop to boost his polls

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A brutal new ad from the GOP group The Lincoln Project called "War Zone" is attacking President Donald Trump for becoming what Americans have feared he would.

He didn't come out of hiding this week to help calm the nation or to bring Americans together.

"He wasn't there to offer words of calm and comfort," the ad said. "Instead, he became what we all feared. Evoked the worst of our past. Threatened our governors and states. He ordered our own soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to flood the streets, instructing them to turn against Americans. Used churches and the Holy Bible as political props. He didn't invoke the Lord to give us wisdom, but to boost his polls."

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