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UK prime minister: Trump’s remarks about groping women are ‘unacceptable’



U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said in an interview published Sunday that Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s remarks about sexually groping women against their will are “unacceptable.”

TheHill.com said that May’s remarks were published by Sky News less than 24 hours after Trump had tweeted about how much he’s looking forward to meeting May — a conservative who became the UK’s highest elected official after Tory PM David Cameron resigned in 2016.

“I think that’s unacceptable,” May told Sky News when asked about remarks Trump made in 2005. In between takes for a segment on Access Hollywood, the live microphone Trump was wearing captured him talking about grabbing women “by the pu**y” against their will.

“When you’re a star, they let you do it,” he boasted to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.

However, May said that Trump’s public apology for the remarks salved her misgivings about him.

“But in fact Donald Trump himself has said that and has apologized for it,” May said.


The U.K. has “a longstanding special relationship with the United States,” May said, and she intends to honor it, although that does not mean uncritical acceptance of everything the U.S. does.

“It’s based on shared values and it is a relationship where, actually in the U.K., we feel we can say to the U.S. if we disagree with something that they are doing,” she said.

May and Trump are planning on a springtime summit meeting although not all of the details are currently in place.

On Saturday, the president-elect tweeted his excitement about meeting May.

“I look very much forward to meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in Washington in the Spring,” Trump wrote. “Britain, a longtime U.S. ally, is very special!”

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Senator Elizabeth Warren leads Democrats in spirited first 2020 debate



Ten Democrats clashed in the first debate of the 2020 presidential race Wednesday with Elizabeth Warren cementing her status as a top-tier candidate and several underdogs using the issue of immigration to clamor for the limelight.

The biggest American political debate since the 2016 presidential campaign is occurring over two nights in Miami, climaxing Thursday with former vice president Joe Biden squaring off against nine challengers, including number two candidate Bernie Sanders.

But Wednesday's first take was a spirited encounter between Democrats like ex-congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Cory Booker, former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on subjects as varied as health care, economic inequality, climate action, gun violence, Iran and immigration.

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Here are 4 winners and 9 losers from the first 2020 Democratic primary debate



With ten candidates on stage Wednesday, the opening debate of the 2020 Democratic primary in Miami was a packed mess. And this was only the first course in a two-part event — 10 more candidates will debate on the following night.

A crowded field makes it difficult to stand out, and that means that even after a big night like a debate, the most likely result is that not much changes. But the debate was still significant, giving candidates the chance to exceed, meet, or fall below expectations for their performances.

Here's a list — necessarily subjective, of course — of the people who came out on the top when the dust was settled, and those who came out on the bottom.

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Here are 3 ways Julián Castro stood out in the first Democratic Debate



There were many predictions going into the first Democratic debate on MSNBC, but no one predicted that Julián Castro would break out from the crowd.

Check out the top three ways Castro stood out from the crowd.


The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development was the outright winner of the immigration section of the debate

It should "piss us all off," Castro said about the father and his little girl who were found face-down in the shores of the Rio Grande River this week. “It’s heartbreaking."

Castro is a second generation American who got into specifics on immigration policy, calling for an outright "Marshall Plan" style of action for Guatemala and Honduras. He joined with other Democrats calling for an end to President Donald Trump's family separation policy, but he then suggested ending the "metering" of legitimate asylum seekers.

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