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Trump-supporting Georgia governor rants about ‘colored people’ in speech about ‘failing schools’

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal gave a racist speech to educators in the state on Wednesday night, Fox 5 reports.

Deal was apparently speaking in frustration toward groups who oppose the governor’s proposed Opportunity School District amendment. The amendment seeks to turn “struggling schools around.”

When addressing the audience, Deal said, “The irony of some of the groups who are opposing doing something to help these minority children is beyond my logic,” while referring to the NAACP. He continues, “If you want to advance the state of colored people, start with their children.”

The governor later half-apologized to Fox 5 reporter Dale Russel, saying, “I did not mean to insult anyone, but I was upset.”

Wednesday night’s address wouldn’t be the first time Deal has made racist remarks. He has previously used terminology, such as, “ghetto grandmothers.”

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He once said during a panel discussion, “My wife tells me she could look at her 6th grade class and tell you which ones were going to prison and which ones were going to college.”

A believer in Republican nominee Donald Trump’s racist birther movement, Deal once responded to a question about President Obama’s birth certificate with, “I have no idea where he was born.”

Deal’s racist remarks on Wednesday night point to a larger problem that exists across the country. Nearly 50 years since the Civil Rights Movement, the United States still struggles with its history and present of anti-black racism.

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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers

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President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.

Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.

In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.

Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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